Mag. Dr. Daniele Karasz


Contact Details

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Rathausstraße 19/9, 1010 Vienna
Raum: RH1/13

T: +43-1-4277-49550

Office Hours

By appointment (please send e-mail)


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Research Focus Areas

  • Migration studies
  • Globalization and processes of transnationalization
  • Urban anthropology and anthropology of planning
  • Housing, social housing and housing policies
  • Urban renewal and gentrification
  • Informality in urban development
  • Cultural heritage and urban development
  • Museum studies and museum education
  • Visualization of qualitative research data

Short Biography

Daniele Karasz studied Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He works on urbanmdevelopment and migration, both in academic and applied research. From 2011 to 2016 he was Praedoc Research Assistant at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Before that, Daniele Karasz had been Cultore della materia at the School of Architecture - Dipartimento di Progettazione dell’Architettura of the Politecnico di Milano (Technical University). In 2017 he was guest researcher at the LAA - Laboratoire Architecture Anthropologie - Laboratoires de Recherche de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette. His stay was supported by a Marietta Blau Grant awarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research. Since 2011 Daniele Karasz is lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Daniele Karasz coordinated several research projects commissioned by the Housing Research Vienna (MA 50 Wiener Wohnbauforschung); he has been part of interdisciplinary teams planning and realizing new subsidized housing estates in Vienna. Daniele Karasz was responsible for the Educational Program - Contemporary History („Zeit Geschichte Vermitteln“) for Linz 2009, Cultural Capital of Europe.

Current Projecs

Reinventing the City

About Migrants and the Reuse of Urban Brownfields in Vienna Brownfields and the question of their reuse play a significant role in urban renewal projects. This research focuses on the micro-dynamics of the reuse of two urban brownfields in Vienna within the broader dynamics of urban renewal. The aim is to comprehend the processes of reuse, to understand what kind of state and non-state actors are involved and how the processes of reuse are acted out. The research project does particularly focus on the involvement of migrants as actors in these processes. The research question therefore is: What are the locations of migrants in the reuse of urban brownfields in Vienna?