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Dr. oec. HSG Dipl. Arch. ETH Christoph Michels

Assistant Professor
Institute of Architecture and Planning
Education
2010 — 2013

University of St. Gallen
Teacher Training for Higher Eductaion (CAS)

2009

University of St. Gallen
Doctorate with Prof. Ch. Steyaert and Dr. T. Beyes

2002

ETH Zurich
Graduation in Architecture, with Prof. W. Schett

2001

Studio Basel - Institut Stadt der Gegenwart

2000 — 2001

Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

1999 — 2000

Ecole d'Architecture, EPFL Lausanne

1996 — 1998

ETH Zurich
Basic Study in Architecture

Career
2012 — 2013

Urban Connect AG, Zürich
Co-Founder and CEO

2010 — 2016

Focus Area Culture, Institutions, Markets (CIM), University of St. Gallen
Assistant Professor and Post-Doc Researcher

2005 — 2009

Institute for Organizational Psychology, Prof. Ch. Steyart, Universität St. Gallen
Research and Teaching Assistant

2005 — 2006

Institute for Public Governance and Tourism, Prof. K. Schedler, Dr. S. Spoun, Dr. I. Proeller, University of St. Gallen
Tutor for Public Governance

2005

Freshmen Week 2005: FuturoPolis - 800 Students Design a City with Daniel Liebeskind, University of St. Gallen
Assistant for Design and Production

2004 — 2005

NSL-Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft, Prof. Ch. Girot, ETH Zürich
Research Assistant

2002 — 2004

Institute for CAAD, Prof. L. Hovestadt, ETH Zürich
Project Manager "Netzvorträge"

2001 — 2002

ETH World, M. Engeli, ETH Zürich
Project Manager "Swisshouse Connection"

Portrait
Organizing spaces of creativtiy and reflection (OSCAR): The university and sustainable regional development
FFF-Förderprojekt, January 2018 until January 2020

The research project OSCAR asks how institutions of higher education organize their spatial development in an increasingly urban, creative and entrepreneurial society. Apart from pointing out and ... more ...

  • Michels, C., & Steyaert, C. (2018). Die Stadt und das Velo. HSG Focus, 3/2018.

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  • Michels, C., & Steyaert, C. (2017). By accident and by design: Composing affective atmospheres in an urban art intervention. Organization, 24(1), 79-104. (ABS: 3; ISI: 2.861; ISI: 2.121; VHB_3: B)

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  • Michels, C. (2015). Researching Affective Atmospheres. Geographica Helvetica, 70(4), 255-263.

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  • Michels, C. (2015). Sensing the Entrepreneurial City. Lo Squaderno: Explorations in Space and Society(35), 43-46.

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  • Michels, C., Beyes, T., & Steyart, C. (2014). Another new museum? Imagining the space of art in the creative city. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 18(3).

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  • Steyaert, C., Marti, L., & Michels, C. (2012). Multiplicity and reflexity in organisational research: Towards a performative approach to the visual. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 7(1), 34-53.

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  • Beyes, T., & Michels, C. (2011). The production of educational space: Heterotopia and the business university. Management Learning, 42(5), 521-536.

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  • Beyes, T., & Michels, C. (2005). Augen auf und durch. Saiten-Ostschweizer Kulturmagazin, 20-23.

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  • Michels, C. (2010). Räume der Partizipation: Wie man ein Kunstmuseum inszeniert.. Bamberg: Difo-Druck.

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  • Michels, C., & Steyaert, C. (2019). Atmosphäre. In T. Hensel, M. Wild & R. Eikmeyer (Eds.), BAU [ SPIEL ] HAUS - Reader (pp. 236-241). Wien: VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst.

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  • Michels, C., & Steyaert, C. (2018). Atmosphäre. In T. Beyes & J. Metelmann (Eds.), Der Kreativitätskomplex: Ein Vademecum der Gegenwartsgesellschaft (pp. 44-49). Bielefeld: Transcript.

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  • Michels, C., & Steyaert, C. (2018). Creative Cities. In T. Beyes & J. Metelmann (Eds.), Der Kreativitätskomplex: Ein Vademecum der Gegenwartsgesellschaft (pp. 70-75). Bielefeld: Transcript.

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  • Steyaert, C., & Michels, C. (2018). Atmosphere. In J. M. Timon Beyes (Ed.), The Creativity Complex: A Companion to Contemporary Culture (pp. 43-47). Bielefeld: Transcript.

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  • Steyaert, C., & Michels, C. (2018). Creative Cities. In J. M. Timon Beyes (Ed.), The Creativity Complex: A Companion to Contemporary Culture (pp. 87-91). Bielefeld: Transcript.

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  • Michels, C., & Beyes, T. (2016). Spaces with a temper: on atmospheres of education. In T. Steyaert & T. &. Beyes (Eds.), The routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. Abingdon: Routledge.

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  • Michels, C. (2016). Performing participation:re-assembling a new museum. In C. Steyaert, P. Hoyer & J. Nentwich (Eds.), Organizational Psychology. Mapping Discursive Dynamics.. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

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  • Beyes, T., & Michels, C. (2014). Performing unisersity space: Multiplicity, relationality,affect. In P. Temple (Ed.), The Physical University: Contours of space and place in higher education.. Abingdon: Routledge.

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  • Michels, C. (2013). Kompositionen Neuer Musik: Zur ästhetischen Ordnung urbaner Räume. In B. Lange, H.-J. Brükner & E. Schüssler (Eds.), Akustisches Kapital: Wertschöpfung in der Musikwirtschaft (pp. 107-127). Bielefeld: Transcript.

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  • Michels, C. (2013). Performative Kultur als Designkultur. In Y. Milev (Ed.), Design Kultur: Der erweiterte Designbegriff im Entwurfsfeld der Kulturwissenschaft (pp. 216-228). München: Wilhelm Fink.

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  • Michels, C. (2011). Parkour erleben: Wie Atmosphären inszeniert werden. In T. Conradi, H. Derwanz & F. Muhle (Eds.), Strukturenentstehung durch Verflechtung: Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie(n) und Automatismen (pp. 113-128). Müchen: Wilhelm Fink.

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  • Atelier für Sonderaufgaben, B., & Michels, C. (2009). Space Shuffle: Enacting Unusual Encounters. In T. Beyes, A. Deufelhard & S. Krempl (Eds.), Parcitiypate: Art and Urban Space (pp. 288-332). Sulgen: Niggli.

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  • Michels, C. (2006). Technologien des Städtischen. In T. Beyes, H. Keller, D. Libeskind & S. Spoun (Eds.), Die Stadt als Perspektive (pp. 230-240). Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz.

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  • Elarji, D., & Michels, C. (2018). Sensory Methodologies for Researching Affective Atmospheres in Higher Education Institutions. Paper presented at the Unspoken, Unseen, Unheard of Unexplored Realities in Qualitative Research, St. Gallen.

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  • Michels, C., & Elarji, D. (2018). The other university: unsettling spaces of higher education. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Geographies of Education, Loughborough.

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  • Michels, C. (2014). Making sense of the urban: Re-composing public space through music making.. Paper presented at the Art of management conference: Creativity and Design, Copenhagen.

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  • Michels, C., & Steyaert, C. (2014). Performing organizing: Affective atmospheres and moods of ardering.. Paper presented at the 30th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Rotterdam.

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  • Michels, C. (2014). Kompositionen urbaner Atmospären. Paper presented at the ETH Wohnform/ETH CASE Brownbag, Zürich.

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  • Michels, C. (2014). Moods of ordering and the patterning of atmospheres. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary and International Symposium: Atmospheres of Social Justice, Università Iuav di Venezia.

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  • Michels, C. (2014). The city as socio-material performance. Paper presented at the Swiss STS meeting: Collecting, Organizing, Trading Big Data, Lausanne.

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  • Michels, C. (2013). Sounding out of the creative city.. Paper presented at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, Groningen.

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  • Michels, C. (2012). How music takes place: (De)Composing atmospheres of the creative city. Paper presented at the 28th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Helsinki.

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  • Michels, C. (2012). Music making as urban guerilla: Challenging the aesthetico-political orderings of Berlin's public spaces. Paper presented at the EASST/S4 conference, Copenhagen.

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  • Michels, C. (2012). Researching Atmospheres in Urban Space. Paper presented at the Workshop: Approaching Atmospheres, Leuphana Universität, Denkerei, Berlin.

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  • Michels, C. (2012). Compositions of the creative capital: An audio-visual ethnography on a music intervention into Berlin's public spaces.. Paper presented at the Workshop: Performing Actor-Network Theory: Socio-material practices of organising, University of St. Gallen.

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  • Michels, C., & Siberberger, J. (2012). Möglichkeiten und Unmöglichkeiten des Partzipierens in Raumplanungsprozessen. Paper presented at the Workshop: Methoden und Instrumente kollaborativer Prozesse in der Stadt- und Quartiersentwicklung, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Basel.

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  • Michels, C. (2011). (Up)Setting the rhythm of the creative city: A case study on the aesthetic (re)organization of public psaces. Paper presented at the International Ambiance Conference & Workshop, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München.

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  • Michels, C. (2011). Spaces of participation: Modes of ordering an art museum. Paper presented at the Geographisches Kolloquium, Fribourg.

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  • Michels, C. (2010). Automatisierte Emotionen und die Möglichkeit ihrer Reflexion in künstlerischen Praktiken: eine ANT-Perspektive. Paper presented at the Workshop: zur Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie, Universität Paderborn.

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  • Michels, C. (2008). Re-constructing participation. Paper presented at the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, Manchester.

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  • Michels, C., Beyes, T., & Steyaert, C. (2008). Upsetting participation? Modes of ordering art spaces.. Paper presented at the 24th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Amsterdam.

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  • Michels, C. (2007). Rethinking Participation-User involvement in the production of urban spaces. Paper presented at the 23rd Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Wien.

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