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Expedition 8384

October 29, 2015

Exploring Hadersdorf

Urban Design Studio, WS 2015/16, Bachelor of Architecture, University of Technology Vienna

Tutors: Isabel Glogar, Korbinian Lechner

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Multiple Practices of Urban Space: Tracing Actors and Use of the City

June 17, 2015

PhD research project
Isabel Glogar
Kunstuniversität Linz, start 2011


The project explores user-based practices and use of urban space in the context of “everyday”[1]residential areas in Vienna, found traces of use and appropriation are documented by the transfer of artistic techniques and interactive media in the exploration of urban spaces.

“Everyday life” writes various practices and traces of actors into the urban space – uses that are alien to the theoretical understanding of geographic or geometric space[2]. In the current planning of cities drawings, animations and photographs stage the city as representation for the respective observer and serve as “projection”[3]. These processes often exclude inhabitants that live a diverse reality of urban life – a complexity and constant change that constitutes urbanity. Thus, only use makes “the physical” of the city alive[4].

The research focuses on the use of the city, considers the role of various actors in the development of urban areas and examines “relational spaces” that are inscribed into the urban space by “everyday” practices of users. The aim is to test methods that integrate users more in urban development and planning and document the use of public space. The target is to present “urban data” linked to inhabitants and their everyday life and to present them in quantities to engage debate and form part of the actual discourse on participation in urban planning. The project focuses on actors and practices of urban space in a specific location to demonstrate that usage of urban space is quantifiable.

The research methodology includes field studies and experiments. The project collects experimental urban data related to the production and representation of urban spaces. It seeks to reveal actors and practices neglected in urban planning. The project examines user-based practices in “everyday” housing areas. In three exemplary Case Studies on the northern edge of the city of Vienna (Austria) the project documents practices and usage of urban space and demonstrates different actors involved, using artistic techniques and locative media devices. The applied techniques range from mapping quantifiable traces of usage, producing cartographies of actor systems, video observations and tracking evidences.

Findings and conclusions on the use of urban space and the role of users in the urban development should be developed.


Everyday life, urban practices, usage, appropriation, urban space, inhabitants, planning methods, locative media, urban studies

[1]Henri Lefebvre, Critique of Everyday Life. The one-volume edition, Verso, London, 2014.

[2]Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, University of California Press, 1984. p. 91 -93.

[3]See Marc Angélil, Indizien: Zur politischen Ökonomie urbaner Territorien, Niggli Verlag, Sulgen, 2006, p. 192.

[4]See Lars Lerup, 1986, p.24, In: K. Friedrich, 2009.

AA Visiting Teachers’ Programme

July 15, 2014

AA School of Architecture London, 27th of May -13 of June 2014

In a seminar on educational methods academics coming from 12 universities from all over the world gave an introduction to their specific ideas  and methods on architectural education. Architects working in different academic environments presented their research focus, theoretical framework and approaches.  The focus of the seminar was to present the work of various educational models, to get an introduction to the teaching model of the AA and to discuss the future development of the architectural profession.

The program consisted of lectures, seminars, involvement in the review and assessment activities of the school, visits and an introduction to the urban development of the city of London, as well as meetings with AA students, staff and teachers, presentations and debates.

A short description and more information on the Programme can be found on the AA’s Homepage.


AA Visiting Teachers’, 2014


Seminar presentation Enrique Espinosa and Mark Cousins, 2014


AA Audiovisual Archive, 2014


AA Audiovisual Archive, 2014


AA Audiovisual Archive, 2014


AA Archives, 2014


Panel: Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, AA exhibition hall, 2014


Students Work, First year, Monia de Marchi, 2014


Review Mphil Projective Cities, 2014

AA, Isabel Glogar 2014

Review Diploma Unit 11, City as Playground, Shin Egashira, 2014

End of the year reviews, Isabel Glogar, 2014

Students preparing for the end of the year reviews, 2014


AA editor Thomas Weaver, 2014


MA History and Critical Thinking in Architecture, Marina Lathouri, 2014


Diploma Unit 8, The Grand Domestic Revolution: Revisiting the Architecture of Housing, Pier Vittorio Aureli and Maria S Giudic, 2014


Diploma Unit 9, The Unbuilt: Architect As Project 1, Natasha S Sandmeier


DRL, 2014


Unit 11 studio space, 2014


Digital Prototyping Lab, 2014


Exploring urban space with Benedict O’Lonney, 2014


Exploring urban space with Benedict O’Lonney, 2014


Visiting the City of London, Royal Festival Hall, 2014