urban matters


PLANNING UNPLANNED is a research project conducted by Barbara Holub at the Institute for Art and Design/ Prof. Christine Hohenbüchler at the Faculty of Architecture/ University of Technology, Vienna.

Advisory board:
Markus Bogensberger (architect; director of HDA/ House of Architecture Graz), Grant Kester (art theoretician; UCSD San Diego), Paul O’Neill (curator; director of Checkpoint Helsinki), Yasmine Ostendorf (curator; Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht/ NL), Kathrin Wildner (urban ethnologist; HCU Hamburg), Jane Rendell (art/ architecture theoretician; The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London), Georg Winter (artist; HBK Saar / Saarbrücken)

Research team:
Dipl.Ing Dr. Barbara Holub (head of research)
2016: Simone Schwaiger, Falk Kremzow (tutors)
2012–2016: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Karin Reisinger (research assistant)
2010–2012: Univ.Ass. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Inge Manka / Ass.Prof. Mag.art. Dr.phil. Karin Harather / Dipl.-Ing. Bernadette Krejs (team)


Dr. Barbara Holub

Artist, architect, researcher; studied architecture at the University of Technology, Stuttgart; founded transparadiso with Paul Rajakovics (architect and urbanist) in 1999. Since 2001 member of the editorial board of dérive_magazine for urban research, Vienna. 2005-2007 member of the Public Arts Committee of Lower Austria. 2006-2007 president of the Secession, Vienna. Otto-Wagner-Award for Urban Design (transparadiso), 2007. Recipient of the Austrian National Art Award, 2018.
2010-2014 research fellow at the Institute for Art and Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Technology, Vienna; 2014-2016 external field of expertise for Direct Urbanism; visiting artist at Social Design/ University of Applied Arts, Vienna; senior lecturer at the Institute for Art and Design/ Vienna University of Technology. Member of the advisory board of Art & Public Sphere magazine (UK); member of the expert committee for the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg (RUS); member of the jury “Culture in Public Space”, Stuttgart/ Germany (2018-2022); external examiner for “Situated Practice” at The Bartlett/ UCL, London (2018-2022).


Prof. Christine Hohenbüchler

Professor and head of the Institute for Art and Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Technology, Vienna; developing a focus on art and public space and how to acknowledge artistic practices and architectural planning as an equivalent to scientific research. Artist, working in a team with Irene Hohenbüchler since 1989; focussing on social processes and transforming them into art projects. Installations and exhibitions in galleries, museums, art biennials (Venice, 1999; Periferic, Iasi, 2006), various kinds of institutions and in public or semi public spaces since the beginning of the 1990’s.