Institute

Karin Raith
ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Karin Raith is a professor in the building construction department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

She studied architecture at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) and graduated with distinction. In 2000 she received her doctoral degree (Dr.techn.) with honors and in 2005 qualified as a professor of Bau- und Landschaftskonstruktion (building and landscape construction) at TU Wien. Collaborating with various Viennese architects, she has gained professional experience in the fields of conservation and restoration, sustainable architecture, urban planning and urban renewal.

Karin Raith researches, teaches and publishes on the topics of landscape history and theory, especially on cultural aspects of the relationship between architecture and landscape. In addition to 26 years of teaching on this subject at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (1992-2018) and at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, she has also held teaching positions at TU Wien and the University of Klagenfurt, and regularly lectures and leads workshops at various universities in Europe and overseas.

Curator and co-organizer of the Circular Strategies Conferences at the Angewandte; conference and publishing reviewer; member of scientific advisory boards. Author of Die Unterseite der Architektur (Springer, 2006), co-author of, among others, Ernst HiesMayr - einfache Häuser (Löcker, 1991), Kulturen der Landschaft (TU Berlin, 2006), Vieldeutige Natur (Transcript, 2009), Urban Change in Iran (Springer, 2016), Urban Heritage in the Middle East (Springer, 2019).