Summer School 2022
Institutional actors & bodies

The ResearchLab New Social Housing is coordinated by a Curatorial Team responsible for proposing the thematic focus, designing the programme and selecting the participants.
A Faculty consisting of internationally renowned scholars in diverse fields and disciplines is nominated.
The members of the faculty commit themselves to commenting on the submitted thesis projects as well as to active participation in the organisation – by holding a talk, by participating in a round table, by organizing a workshop and/or by carrying out Fieldwork. The faculty members hold expertise in all relevant fields of housing research (urban development and regeneration, community organising, architecture and housing construction, land policy and land management, spatial planning, sociology, real estate and project development, etc.).


Simon Güntner (TU Wien)
is professor of Spatial Sociology at the TU Wien. His main areas of research include poverty, migration and urban development. He has been involved in various European research projects and city networks focusing on issues such as urban regeneration, participation, housing policies and social services.

Judith Lehner (TU Wien)
is University Assistant (PostDoc) and coordinating the Research Center New Social Housing at the TU Wien. Additionally, she is project manager of an EU-project at the department of Social Design – Arts as Urban Innovation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her main research interests are in the area of urban design/architecture, housing/informality, social infrastructures and inter- and transdisciplinary research.

Michael Obrist (TU Wien)
is professor for Housing and Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, TU Wien, and partner of feld72 architekten zt gmbh.

Christoph Reinprecht (University of Vienna)
is professor of Sociology at the University of Vienna and associated researcher at the Center of Housing Research in Paris. His main research interests are in in the area of migration and urban sociology, housing, social inequality. He is co-coordinator of the the ENHR-working group ‘Social Housing and Globalisation.’

Rudolf Scheuvens (TU Wien)
is professor of Local Spatial Planning and Urban Development Planning at the TU Wien and dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning. In 2014 he founded the future.lab, a platform for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects in teaching and research. His work and research focuses on the areas of control and design of complex urban development processes.


Lena Coufal (University of Vienna)
Paula von Krosigk (TU Wien)


Monika Grubbauer (Professor, History and Theory of the City, HafenCity Universität Hamburg)
Justin Kadi (Assistant professor at the Institute of Spatial Planning, TU Wien)
Michael Klien (Economist, WIFO)
Richard Lang (Professor, Social Enterepreneurship and Regional Innovation, Bertha von Suttner Privat Universität St. Pölten)
Raquel Rolnik (Architect and Urban Planner, Universidad Sao Paulo)
Kathleen Scanlon (Distinguished Policy Fellow at LSE London)
Elisabeth Springler (Economist, Director of Studies European Economy and Business Management at FH BFI Wien)
Iván Tosics (Sociologist and Managing Direector of Metropolitan Research Institute, Budapest)
Dara Turnbull (Economist, Research Coordinator at Housing Europe)


Florian Brand (architect at HuB Architekten, researcher and project manager GB* (Local urban renewal office Vienna))
Cornelia Dlabaja
(Sociologist, University of Vienna)
Gerlinde Gutheil-Knopp-Kirchwald (Austrian Federation of Limited Profit Housing Associations GBV)
Veronika Heimerl (Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs)
Katharina Kirsch-Soriano da Silva (Architect, district and neighbourhood work, Caritas Wien)
Camilo Molina (Sociologist, University of Vienna)
Ana Rogojanu (Post-Doc, University of Vienna)
Georg Wolfmayr (Post-Doc, University of Vienna)
Andrea Zierler (Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs)