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Franziska Hederer

Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.


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Curriculum vitae: Assoc. Prof. DI. Dr.techn. Franziska Hederer


Personal Details

Born 1972 in Bad Ischl

Tel: +43 699 115 39 398 

Fax: +43 316 873 6980




* 1991 - 2000 Studies of Architecture at Graz University of Technology

* 1995 - 2002 Participation in various architectural competitions

* 2000 Diploma *Feld Bad* _ a landscape perception installation | under Prof. DI. Dr.techn.

Joost Meuwissen, Graz University of Technology

* 02 2000 – 11 2000 research assistant at TU Delft | NL Institute of ‘Landschap’ under

Clemens Steenbergen Work on the project: ‘On the perception of the Dutch landscape of the randstad’ – doctoral studies

* 2000-2003 Doctoral thesis on ‘Raumtextur_zur Erschließung von Räumlichkeiten‘ (spatial

texture for developing premises)

Assessors: Prof. DI. Dr.techn. Joost Meuwissen, Graz University of Technology | NL

Prof. Dr.Elisabeth List, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Institute of Philosophy

* 11 2003 Completion of doctoral studies

* 2003 - 2015 Assistant Professor at the Institute of Spatial Design (Institut für Raumgestaltung), Graz University of Technology, research focus: spatial perception | space and light, spatial experiments and architectural design

* Since 2015 Associated Professor / Institute of Spatial Design / TU Graz Habilitation Treatise: On the oscillating boundaries of architecture Venia Docendi: SPATIAL PERCEPTION AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN:



Teaching Activities

* 2003 - 2019 Institute of Spatial Design | Graz University of Technology | Courses: design,

Drafting and design, Spatial experiments, workshop, practicals in spatial perception, Lighting


* Guest lectureships in the framework of the Erasmus staff mobility scheme at TU Liverpool

(2006) and at Royal Technical College KTH Stockholm The Lighting Laboratory (2008|9|10|)

* 12 2007 Guest workshop at the University of Applied Arts Vienna | Brigitte Kowanz’s class |

Institute of Transmedial Art‚ ‘Space experiments with light’ with Birgit Schulz

* Since WS 2009|10 own lecture on spatial perception.

* 02|03 2011 Guest Professor for ‘Perceptual Exercises and Lighting Design’ at Royal Technical College KTH Stockholm  | The Lighting Laboratory

* 2017|2018|2019 Guest lecturer at the University of Antwerp: IDW – International Design Workshop Week with Max Höfler, Andreas Gratl und Nayari Castillo-Rutz

* 11 2018 Guest at the workshop ‘Prototype’ at University of Madeira M-ITI | Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute in the frame of the EU_Project MAST: Master Module of Art, Science and Technology


Additional Qualifications

* Since 1992 movement performances in public spaces and continual training in contemporary dance and performance | intensive debate with the topic: spatial perception and space / design through body and movement

* 2001 Workshop: the double language of clothes, gestures and built objects. Öffentlichkeit

und Raum in der Begriffswelt Hannah Arendts (Public and space in the conceptual world of

Hannah Arendts). (Forum Stadtpark Graz)

* 2005 Summer workshop Boisbuchet with Arik Levy + Philippe Blanchard ‘Body Trace’ Design and Movement

* 2007|08 Seminary: Positions of Media Philosophy: M. McLuhan, P. Virilio and V. Flusser

(under Erwin Fiala KF-Uni Graz Institute of Philosophy)

* 2010 Seminary: Perception (perceiving). Introduction to questions of philosophy of perception (under Erwin Fiala KF-Uni Graz Institute of Philosophy)

* Since 2011 coordinator for the architectural program at FORUM STADTPARK Graz

* 2012 Management Development Programme TU-Graz for scientific managers

* 2016 Workshop: Personal Imaginary Museum with Antoni Muntadas; Cittadellarte, Fondazione Pistoletto Biella (IT)

* 2016|17 guest editor Graz Architecture Magazine GAM 13: Spatial Expeditions (with Irmgard Frank and Claudia Gerhäusser

* 2011 -2018 coordinator of the architecture program at FORUM STADTPARK Graz


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