ResearchLab 2021
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.

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.


Lorenza Baroncelli (Architect, Researcher, Curator and the Artistic Director at Triennale Milano)
Amita Bhide
(Professor and Dean of School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)
Anne-Julchen Bernhardt (Professor for Building Typologies at RWTH Aachen / BeL Architects)
Emma Dowling (Professor of Sociology at the University of Vienna)
Silvia Federici (Professor Emerita of Political Philosophy at Hofstra University, New York)
Felipe de Ferrari (Architect at Plan Comun, Paris)
Christiane Feuerstein (Architect and University Lecturer, Vienna)
Anne Graupner (South African / Austrian architect; Chair for Architecture and Urban Design at ETH Zurich)
Hubert Klumpner (Professor for Architecture and Urban Design at ETH Zurich)
Carlo Ratti (Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Christoph Schmidt (Ifau Architects, Berlin; Peter Behrens School of Arts in Düsseldorf)
Iván Tosics (Sociologist and managing director of Metropolitan Research Institute (MRI), Budapest)
Steffen Wetzstein (Human Geographer, Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia)

Local Experts

Julia Girardi-Hoog (Head of Department Social Services, Wiener Wohnen)
Irmgard Hubauer (Creative Space Kempelenpark)