New Social Housing
The Research Center New Social Housing aims at institutional networking between different disciplinary research fields and at a transdisciplinary cooperation involving actors of Viennese housing production. As a platform, the Center supports critical housing research by young researchers with a focus on basic research and promotes the international visibility and networking of Viennese housing research.
The Center emerged from the cooperation with the International Building Exhibition IBA_Vienna 2022, TU Wien and the University of Vienna. As a continuation of the IBA-ResearchLab, the Center promotes interdisciplinary, critical and comparative research in the field of social housing and urban development. To this end, international summer schools have been held annually since 2018 on relevant aspects of social housing.
Taking into account the interactions between architecture, planning and society, the Center New Social Housing offers space for new ideas at disciplinary intersections, supports experimental housing research with methods and tools of architecture, planning and social sciences, and promotes extended perspectives beyond disciplinary boundaries.