264.254 Sociology of Architecture
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • develop a clearly defined scientific question (WHAT?)
  • define the methodical procedure to answer the research question (HOW?)
  • articulate the professional relevance of a research question (WHY?)
  • place the research project in the context of existing research (what is my contribution?)

Subject of course

The seminar aims at supporting diploma theses that investigate social reality around architecture/building/housing preferably with qualitative methods of empirical social research (surveys, interviews, participant observation etc.). In 4 sessions (3 workshops and 1 short symposium), students are introduced to the standards of good scientific practice and have the opportunity to develop their thesis projects in terms of content and methodology (rough concept, exposé, various stages of elaboration); the diploma project is concretized, presented and discussed. In addition, a poster presentation with input from experts takes place at a half-day symposium. There are separate working groups for advertised focus topics (see call "Shared Spaces, Commons and Community Spaces").

Teaching methods

Presentations, diskussions, dialogue

Mode of examination


Additional information

Workshop 1 - 25.10.2023 15-18:00 Uhr im Projektraum WB - 3/253, Stiege 7, 4. Stock

Workshop 2 - 06.12.2023 15-18:00 Seminarraum AC 02 - 2 - ARCH

Workshop 3 - 10.01.2024 16-19:00 Konferenzraum der Fakultät Architektur und Raumplanung

Seminar-Kurzsymposium 15.01.2024 14-18:00 Seminarraum Argentinierstraße




Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Wed15:00 - 18:0006.12.2023Seminarraum AC 02 - 2 Optional Seminar Architecture Sociology
Wed16:00 - 19:0010.01.2024Konferenzraum der Fakultät Architektur und Raumplanung Workshop 3 264.254 SE Seminar für Diplomand:innen Architektursoziologie
Mon14:00 - 18:0015.01.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Seminar-Symposium shared spaces
Fri10:00 - 13:0026.01.2024Projektraum GBL - 2/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 264.254 Seminar für Diplomand:innen Architektursoziologie

Examination modalities

Preparation of an Exposé of at least 5 pages including:

  1.     Research question - what do I want to find out?
  2.     Relevance of the research question - why is it of scientific and/or practical importance?
  3.     description of the methodological approach to achieve the goal
  4.     preliminary table of contents of the thesis
  5.     short description of the planned chapters

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.09.2023 00:00 30.11.2023 00:00

Registration modalities

Entry on TISS is made by the supervisor - please contact me in advance by e-mail. Entry during the semester is possible in principle.



Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


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