Robert Temel

Robert Temel. Photo: Wolf Leeb Robert Temel is architecture and urbanism researcher in Vienna. He studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and did the postgraduate program in sociology at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. His research interest is oriented towards the use and production of architecture and the city, especially housing, urbanism and public space. He is co-author of Temporary Urban Spaces. Concepts for the Use of City Spaces (Birkhäuser 2006); “Observing the Doings of Built Spaces. Principles of an Ethnography of Materiality” (HSR 2014); Grundlagen für kooperative Planungsverfahren (Basics of cooperative planning procedures, 2015); and author of “The Means and the End” in The Force is in the Mind. The Making of Architecture (Birkhäuser 2008); “Design instead of Participation. The Vienna Sargfabrik as a Sample Project of Urban Life” in Together! The New Architecture of the Collective (2017).
Speaker of Plattform Baukulturpolitik (Platform architectural policy) since 2013, member of the Beirat für Baukultur (Advisory Board for Building Culture) of the Austrian Federal Chancellery since 2013. Co-founder and member of the board of Initiative für gemeinschaftliches Bauen und Wohnen (initiative for community building and housing) since 2009. Before that, chairman of Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur (Austrian Architectural Society) 2003 to 2009, member of the board 1998 to 2010.

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