Application & selection procedure

The Vienna International Summer School Transformations of Large Scale Housing offers an opportunity for inter- and transdisciplinary exchange for all participants. Young researchers who are working on a research or PhD project are invited, regardless of their academic discipline and University membership, to apply for participation in the Vienna International Summer School.

how to apply

Applicants shall submit:
• a description of their research/dissertation project (max. 2 pages)
• a CV (max. 1 page)
Submit to:


15 May 2018 – Deadline for submission of documents
by 31 May 2018 – Applicants will be informed of the faculty’s decision
by 15 August 2018 – Accepted papers need to be submitted in full length (maximum 7000 words)


There is no fee for the participation in the Summer School. Travel costs will be covered for up to 500 €. Accomodation will be provided by the organisers in cooperation with local housing organisations. The Vienna International Summer School – Transformations of Large Scale Housing is funded by the City of Vienna (MA 50) and the IBA_Wien 2022.


The programme of the Summer School includes the following formats:


the research projects of the participants will be presented and put up for discussion among peers and faculty members. The aim is to reflect, refine and deepen one’s own work and research approach with peers and internationally renowned scholars from different disciplines and universities.

Method­olog­ical Work­shops

various methodological approaches to housing research, such as housing biographies, housing statistics and socio-spatial analysis to participatory methods at the interface between research and community work will be examined in more detail along with the prospects of mixed designs.

Field Studies

on-site workshops with stakeholders, local actors and practitioners offer insights into the transformation of post-war social housing in Vienna.


public lectures and panel discussions by and with members of the international faculty on current questions of housing research.