Apply now! Vienna International Summer School – Transformations of Large Scale Housing

Within the framework of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) 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. 

Apply now! Vienna International Summer School – Transformations of Large Scale Housing

Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung © IBA_Wien/L. Schedl

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.



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

Submit to: iba-researchlab@univie.ac.at

> 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. 

You can find the complete Call and more information here.