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The endowed professorship (Endowed chair “City Culture and Open Space“) financed by the City of Vienna, was installed in 2015 within the study programs of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. It has the objective to artistically, radically and poetically bring forward the debate on the city and architecture. The object of study is the city. The teaching and research beholden with the endowed professorship focuses on the formulation of radical and visionary concepts regarding urban space. A further goal is to intensify the exchange of ideas and knowledge transfer between the city of Vienna and the Institute for Art and Architecture.

Current chair: Tom Avermaete (2016/17)

Since 2015 the chair was held by:

Nic Clear (2015/16)

Roland Rainer Visiting Chair

Roland Rainer Visiting Chair, financed by the City of Vienna, was installed from 2009 to 2015 within the study programs of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. The chair is dedicated to two main areas of education and research: Investigating and defining the notion of habitat in order to promote the understanding of intricate relations between urban culture and dwelling, as well as developing urban visions, which address issues of contemporary society and contribute to position architecture and urban planning within a wider political, economic and ecological framework.

Since 2009 the chair was held by:

Hannes Mayer (2014/15)
Stefan Bendiks & Aglaée Degros (2013/14)
Bernd Vlay (2012/13)
Hermann Czech (2011/12)
Luis Feduchi (2010/11)
Peter Trummer (2009/10)


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