„Between Social and Ecological Sustainability”: Public Discussion*

How will we live tomorrow?


08.09.2020 | 19:00 - 21:00
WEST (ehem. Sophienspital), Stollgasse 17/ Ecke Neubaugürtel, 1070 Wien


Alteration: Due to COVID protection meassures, there will be no international guests directly attending the discussion at WEST this year. Therefore the discussion will be held in German, not in English language.


The event will take place within the IBA ResearchLab New Social Housing. In an evening discussion with local and international guests, we will present social and technical strategies for shading and cooling of indoor and outdoor spaces, thus introducing the diversity of the topic.

In the context of IBA_Vienna, in 2018 the Technical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna have established a research cluster (ResearchLab) to promote interdisciplinary, critical and comparative research in the field of social housing and urban development. The ResearchLab 2020 is focusing on “Climate Adaption and Mitigation in Social Housing – Local and Bottom-up Perspectives”.



Helga Fassbinder, Chairperson of Biotope City, editor of the Biotope City Journal

Thomas Madreiter, Planning director of the City of Vienna

Susanne Formanek, GRÜNSTATTGRAU, Innovation Lab Green Technology in the City

Simon Güntner, Professor of Spatial Sociology at the TU Wien

Christoph Reinprecht, Professor of Sociology at the University of Vienna

Moderation: Amila Širbegovic, Architect and Urban Researcher at IBA_Wien


* Registration for this event in WEST is possible via the button "Subscribe now". This event will be accessible online for registered participants. To attend please register here until the 2nd of September