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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Antonia Roither (2004): Wohnasyl und Luxusstraße. Austrofaschistische Wohnbau- und Infrastrukturpolitik anhand der Beispiele Familienasyl St. Engelbert und Wiener Höhenstraße.
Master / Diploma Thesis, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
In my work I have formulated a contribution to the history of the profession of landscape planning. The subject matter of my analysis is housing and infrastructure politics in Austro-Fascist Vienna. Two examples were investigated: a social housing construction of the City of Vienna, and the Wiener Höhenstraße development, both of which were prestigious projects of the Austro-Fascist regime. The constructive implementation of Austro-Fascist propaganda ideology in architecture and open space, as well as the political instrumentation of these sites are core items of my work. Besides the description of the then (1934 ¿ 1938) predominant architectural, spatial, social and economic organisation, I also represent models ruling the planning processes. By interpreting of these models, the symbolic level, that mostly unconscious structure which organises behaviour, language, ethics, etc., can be addressed. The authoritarian structures underlying the regime are reflected both by the structure of the buildings and the models pursued. The social impact of Austro-Fascist ideology, its liberal financial and social politics, and the implementation and consolidation of an androcentric-asymmetric symbolical order are shown. To face history critical enables us to learn from history. To name contained force and disposal in the planning enables us to change the content.

Beurteilende(r): Schneider Gerda

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