EXCITE Program

The Excite Initiative of the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning focuses on the promotion of outstanding projects in teaching and research and those which particularly connect teaching and research. Excite was launched in 2016 and is the result of the open process "Parliament of the Questions", which discussed future issues and research ideas in 2015/16.

Two projects were funded at 15.000 € and 35.000 € in the academic year 2016/17:

Fluchtraum Österreich
Teaching and research project in which lectures and students deal with spatial structures and boundaries that are created and built around asylum seekers in Austria. The aim of the project is to create a new perspective on the conditions of flight and waiting, the regulated use of asylum seekers, as well as the role played by architecture and built-up political space in this context.

Project management: Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Johannes Pointl
Institute of Architecture and Design: Design Theory and Practical Design

Place of Importance
The project aims to promote innovation in the field of research and teaching at TU Wien by strategically strengthening socially inclusive, informal education. The focus here is on the first-time supply and longer-term integration of immigrants and, in particular, those seeking protection from crises.

Project management: Karin Harather, Christian Peer, Emanuela Semlitsch, Renate Stuefer
Institute of Art and Design; Department of Spatial Planning: Local Planning (ifoer)