280.A98 Fokus Raumplanung - Shared Spaces, Commons und Gemeinschaftsräume in Wien"
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, EX, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: EX Excursion
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

  • name examples and actors of shared spaces and commons in the Viennese housing system,
  • critically reflect on the debates about care for the built environment and community and their relevance for the areas of planning and architecture, with a particular focus on housing and shared spaces,
  • explain theories of social inequality and emancipatory spatial practice - in the sense of urban commoning - on the basis of housing projects in Vienna.

Subject of course

In the 2024 summer semester, we will be looking at "Shared Spaces, Commons and Gemeinschaftsräume" in Viennese housing. The interest in communal spaces is no coincidence - the current discourse on new forms of communal living ("co-living", "collective urban living", etc.), but also the housing policy goal of "living in community", virtually urges an in-depth examination of new forms of collectively used spaces.

In the context of several project visits and discussions with various actors in Viennese housing, we explore the question of how and whether "shared spaces" and common areas are used and appropriated and who has access to these spaces and how.

Teaching methods

The course will focus on practices (of appropriation and use, etc.) and access to common spaces in Viennese housing. The focus is on acquiring knowledge on theoretical content and its transfer on the projects visited in Vienna in the context of discussions and text contributions.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed13:00 - 16:0006.03.2024 - 19.06.2024 Meeting points see descriptionShared Spaces, Commons und Gemeinschaftsräume in Wien
Fokus Raumplanung - Shared Spaces, Commons und Gemeinschaftsräume in Wien" - Single appointments
Wed06.03.202413:00 - 16:00 Meeting points see descriptionKick-off Shared Spaces, Commons und Gemeinschaftsräume in Wien
Wed17.04.202413:00 - 16:00 Meeting points see descriptionTreffpunkt Sonnwendviertel: vor dem Gebäude von Bikes & Rails Emilie-Flöge-Weg 4, 1100 Wien
Wed08.05.202413:00 - 16:00 Meeting points see descriptionWildgarten: Meeting point tba
Wed22.05.202413:00 - 16:00 Meeting points see descriptionSeestadt: meeting point tba
Wed05.06.202413:00 - 16:00 Meeting points see descriptionNordbahnhof: Meeting points tba
Wed19.06.202413:00 - 16:00 Meeting points see descriptionIn der Wiesen Süd: meeting point toba

Examination modalities

Logging of the excursions (docuemtnation of presentations, mapping, photo documentation, observation protocol).

The fulfilment of both criteria as well as 80% attendance are required for positive completion.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2024 09:00 01.03.2024 23:59 15.03.2024 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


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