©: Johann Gallis

Die Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur (ÖGFA) veranstaltet in Zusammenarbeit mit der TU-Wien, der Bauhaus Universität Weimar und dem Bundesdenkmalamt im November 2024 eine internationale Konferenz zum Thema Wohnbau des 20. Jahrhunderts

Bis 28.3. werden Konferenzbeiträge gesucht. 
Ein entsprechender Call for Papers und weitere Informationen finden sich auf der Website der ÖGFA.

CALL: Contributions should address at least one of these presented sub-themes, please indicate your choice. Abstracts (maximum 300 words) and a short vita (maximum 50 words) should be submitted to Luisa Omonsky/Johann Gallis (wohnenimdenkmal@TUWien.ac.at) before March 28th, 2024. Responses will be given by mid-May, 2024.

The conference is free of charge.

The conference language is English.


TOPIC: The conference focusses on housing concepts and built settlements of the 20th century, which often explicitly addressed hygienical, ecological, communal, and social issues and necessities. We ask how these heritage values can be conserved for the sake of sustainable futures. Forms of use, social interaction, and participation might contribute to the care and careful adaptation of such sites, but also create conflicts. Various actors – from business, politics, conservation, and civil society – define, appropriate, and manage this housing heritage and need to be involved. The conference also examines housing and climate policies, development pressure, and vacancy as powerful contexts.

We aim for an exchange of theories, reflections, and approaches in practice within the European context of conservation and planning; and specifically address those settlements that have gained listed status due to their artistic and architectural values, their planning ideas and urban design, and their social concepts. How do different actors value and manage these settlements today?

The conference is organised along five sub-themes:
• Heritage Values, Diverse Actors, and Built Settlements
• Ownership, Tenure, and the Appropriation of Heritage
• Accessibility, Uses, and Forms of Living
• Participation, Diversity, and Sense of Belonging
• Best Practices


Organised by: 
TU Wien – Denkmalpflege und Bauen im Bestand, Prof. Heike Oevermann and Team

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar – Stadtplanung, Prof. Barbara Schönig and Team

In cooperation  Bundesdenkmalamt Österreich – BDA / Heritage Conservation Authorities Austria

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur – ÖGFA / Austrian Society for Architecture

TU Wien, Festsaal, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien

November 28-30, 2024

16. + 17.11.2023