Transformation of large scale housing
17-23 September 2018
Within the framework of the International Building Exhibition (IBA_Wien) on New Social Housing, which will take place in Vienna in 2022, the TU Wien and the University of Vienna are establishing a research cluster (ResearchLab) to encourage interdisciplinary, critical and comparative research in the field of social housing and urban development. To accomplish this goal, the ResearchLab starts in 2018 with a series of annual International Summer Schools on relevant aspects of social housing.
In 2018, the Vienna International Summer School will have a thematic focus on the transformation of (post-war) large scale social housing. We invite young researchers of all disciplines (PhD fellows, post-docs, early stage researchers) to put their research projects up for discussion and work together with internationally renowned scholars on the content and methodological issues.
The Summer School also offers an opportunity to investigate the history and current developments in social housing estates in Vienna.
The Vienna International Summer School is open for all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives related to the main theme. Research projects might address social, economic or institutional transformations of large scale housing. Research might revolve around housing practice, the change of living arrangements and living together in heterogeneous neighbourhoods. Which role do residential forms play for families, friendships or other social relations? How are the neighbourhoods and buildings being appropriated? How is the public space being used? We are also interested in research on the management, the assignment and occupancy of social housing. In which forms have municipalities and owners further developed and modernized the housing estates in recent years? How are residents involved?
A peer reviewed publication of the participants’ contributions is planned.