280.936 Children´s City Practice: Appropriate Spaces
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • To know the theoretical and practical basics of the experimental and socio-pedagogical education and art project “children’s city”
  • To research and analyse the impact of an event such as the children’s city on space in it´s various actors (Grätzl, participants, place of event etc.)
  • to reflect on the role of children and youth in the city of Vienna
  • To reflect on the role of intermediate use/ pop up places in the city of Vienna 
  • to formulate their own approach to concepts of  spatial appropriation and bring it to practical action.

Subject of course

The planning, Organization and implementation of a children’s city require the joined forces of many different actors: Politics, the economy, culture and media as well as neighbours and of course children are incorporated over a longer period of time. Juggling between opinions, ideas, visions and wished leads to a variety of perceptions regarding the children’s city and its impacts. With the Course “Spielstadt: Räume aneignen” we plan to look at these different perspectives and their actors: What is a children’s city? What are its impacts? Who represents which positions and why? Which forms of spatial appropriations take place in the Children’s city? And finally: Which qualities encompass the ephemeral and improvised character of the project? 

The block seminar invites you to join a playful approach of looking at these questions, by simulating various actors and their positions. Short presentations, discussions, interview. etc. will enable this simulation as we look closer into the opinions, backgrounds and perspective of the different actors and their arguments. 

The seminar gives insight into the structures of a city, in its decision-making processes and project work in (semi-)public spaces. We are excited to meet all interested participants - the course is open for all disciplines. The seminar is held together with Anna Pech and Moritz Matschke (both Verein AREAL Wien).

Teaching methods

Input by experts and discussions, urbodrome game and soziometric arrangements, theory and literature work, conversation techniques and interviews, mapping, practical work with various materials (wood, paper, fabric)

Mode of examination


Additional information

Die LVA ist den folgenden Wahlmodulen zugeordnet:
- Wahlmodul 3: Stadt und Landschaft. Planungs- und Interventionspraxis
- Wahlmodul 5: Gesellschaft, Alltag und Raum


Multilingual participants are very welcome!
Interest in working with children and youth!
The course offers Space for student’s initiative and creative, cultural and aesthetic work.




Course dates

Fri10:00 - 12:0008.10.2021 Onlinemeeting: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/99283526389?pwd=MXBxdmQwcE5EZ2MzRnBOdDZRU2Zldz09 (LIVE)Spielstadt Auftakt
10:00 - 17:0018.10.2021 - 22.10.2021 Garage Grande (Deinhardsteingasse 12, 1160 Wien)Spielstadt Praxis - Blockwoche
Fri10:00 - 12:0005.11.2021Seminarraum BA 08A Abschlussveranstaltung
Fri10:00 - 12:0005.11.2021 Onlinemeeting via Zoom (LIVE)Spielstadt Besprechungstermin
Children´s City Practice: Appropriate Spaces - Single appointments
Fri08.10.202110:00 - 12:00 Onlinemeeting: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/99283526389?pwd=MXBxdmQwcE5EZ2MzRnBOdDZRU2Zldz09Spielstadt Auftakt
Mon18.10.202110:00 - 17:00 Garage Grande (Deinhardsteingasse 12, 1160 Wien)Spielstadt Praxis - Blockwoche
Tue19.10.202110:00 - 17:00 Garage Grande (Deinhardsteingasse 12, 1160 Wien)Spielstadt Praxis - Blockwoche
Wed20.10.202110:00 - 17:00 Garage Grande (Deinhardsteingasse 12, 1160 Wien)Spielstadt Praxis - Blockwoche
Thu21.10.202110:00 - 17:00 Garage Grande (Deinhardsteingasse 12, 1160 Wien)Spielstadt Praxis - Blockwoche
Fri22.10.202110:00 - 17:00 Garage Grande (Deinhardsteingasse 12, 1160 Wien)Spielstadt Praxis - Blockwoche
Fri05.11.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 08A Abschlussveranstaltung
Fri05.11.202110:00 - 12:00 Onlinemeeting via ZoomSpielstadt Besprechungstermin

Examination modalities

During the entire project period the performance of the students is included in the grading. Individual as well as group work will be evaluated. Each participant will write an individual report in the format of a documentation with guiding questions. 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.08.2021 00:00 08.10.2021 00:00 08.10.2021 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning
066 440 Spatial Planning


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