Visual Culture Unit
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Research

An important focus of our activities lies on the design and execution of long-term interdisciplinary research projects in which we collaborate with a global network of actors. Key topics of these projects include:

- Participation, diversity and social justice in the networks of global knowledge production
- Involvement of informal urbanity in the new economic world order
- Spaces of emerging data publics and platform industries
- Political ecology, environmental activism and the production of nature
- Discursive-critical spaces for curatorial action
- Urban capital, building speculation and the architecture of finance
- Urban transformation and the politics of territorial development
- Loss of order, structural changes and the crisis of scale in the 21st century

As part of these projects, the Visual Culture Research Unit contributes to the public discourse on the built environment, helps to create new fields of architectural practice, and provides important support to doctoral candidates and post-doc researchers in the development of their academic and artistic careers.