IBA ResearchLab 2020: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Social Housing – Bottom Up and Local Perspectives | Tag 2

IBA Meets Research


Wie wohnen wir morgen?

How will we live tomorrow?


Digitale Vorträge & Online-Diskussionen


08.09.2020 | 10:00 - 21:00
online WEST (ehem. Sophienspital), Stollgasse 17/ Ecke Neubaugürtel, 1070 Wien

This event will be held in english language.

In 2020, the summer school will have a thematic focus on climate adaptation and mitigation in social housing. Global warming and climate change bring about dramatic challenges for social housing. The function of housing and housing environments as shelter against heat, rain and storm receives new attention, even in regions that have not been prone to adverse weather conditions for a long time. Urban design strategies rediscover values of shadow and water for healthy living conditions.

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Due to COVID-19 protection meassures, this year's events will be accessible online for registered participants.


Monday, Sept 7

(online seminars)

2pm - 3pm

  • Introduction: Simon Güntner (TU Wien) and Christoph Reinprecht (University of Vienna)
  • Documentary Film on local and bottom-up initiatives in Vienna: Frank Hagen

3pm - 5pm

Bottom-Up Strategies to Climate Adaptation and Mitigation - Empowerment, Citizenship and Autonomy

This panel will concentrate on bottom-up planning processes and self-organization in climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. The way inhabitants are involved, ressources are shared and conflicts are resolved.



Usina - Work Center for a Habitable Environment: Lenka Kužvartová

Recent trends in Vienna's social housing approach: fostering environmentally 'just' modes of living?: Michael Friesenecker

Comments and Statements by:

AbduoMaliq Simone, Urbanist, Senior Professorial Fellow at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield

Laura Collini, Urbanist, Cofounder of Urban Social Research Platform Tesseræ


Tuesday, Sept 8

(online seminar)

10am - 11.30am

Blue and Green Infrastructure in Social Housing - Access, Distribution and Impact

This panel will focus on the use of blue (and green) infrastructure to achieve cooling and mitigating effects. A guiding question will concern the role of local communities in access and management of resources and systems.



Struggle for adaptation: Prague sites and minor blue green infrastructure: Václav Orcígr, Michaela Babišová

City of Bogor - Water Sensitive City: Raul Marino

Comments and Statements by:

Sophie Watson, Professor of Sociology at the Open University, UK

Roberta Cucca, Assciate Professor of Urban Sutainability Planning at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo


11.30am - 1pm

Mitigating Design

In this panel, we look at mitigating designs (exterior and interior) in housing and in public space. How can sites (buildings and places) be designed in a way that promotes climate-friendly modes of living.



More (Rome) Collective Living: Designing New Quality Space For Emerging Urban Communities, Vasiliki Fragkaki

Contest provisioning of care and housing in the market society

Comments and Statements by:

Sascha Rösler, Swiss National Science Foundation Professor for Architecture and Theory at the Acadamy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland

Fran Tonkiss, Professor of Scociology at the London School of Economics


7pm - 9pm

Bridging Social and Ecological Sustainability in Social Housing - How to Move Forward?

Evening panel to discuss first findings of the IBA ResearchLab and their applicability in Vienna


IBA Research Lab "Between Social and Ecological Sustainability”: Public Discussion

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