Robert Temel is an independent architecture and urban researcher and consultant in Vienna. He studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and completed the postgraduate program in sociology at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. His research and consulting work focuses on the use and production of architecture and the city, with a focus on housing, urban planning and public space. Among other publications 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 (Fundamentals of cooperative planning procedures, 2015); and author of Ein Stück Stadt bauen. Leben am Helmut-Zilk-Park (Building a piece of the city, Leben am Helmut-Zilk-Park, Vienna, 2019); and “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 the Plattform Baukulturpolitik (Platform building culture) since 2013, member of the Beirat für Baukultur (Advisory Board for Building Culture) in the Austrian Federal Chancellery since 2013. Co-founder and board member of Initiative für gemeinschaftliches Bauen und Wohnen (initiative for community building and housing) 2009 to 2019. Previously chairman of Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur (Austrian Architectural Society) 2003 to 2009, board member 1998 to 2010. Co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board of WoGen Wohnprojekte-Genossenschaft e.Gen. since 2015.
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