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Dr. Clarissa Rhomberg

Research Assistant / Postdoc
Institute of Architecture and Planning
Current Activity
Clarissa Rhomberg is Post Doc Researcher at the Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein. Her research focus lies on the impact and meaning of socially responsible behaviour for architects, planners and firms in international construction practice. She also works in the fields of sustainable urban development, social inequality, working migrants, planning ethics in practice, governance structures, and shared value creation in the building industry.

She earned her PhD (Dr.sc.) at the University of Liechtenstein for her thesis "Fair Building: A Discourse and Action Analysis of Social Responsibility in the Construction Process and Its Challenges for Internationally Practising Architects and Their Firms" with summa cum laude. Clarissa is author of the book "Urban Nomads. Building Shanghai: Migrant Workers and the Construction Process" and co-leader of the EU-funded Erasmus+ project "Society in Motion", with the Bergen School of Architecture (Norway) and the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Austria). From 2008 to 2013, she worked for various architectural firms in Beijing, Vienna and Bregenz (Austria). 2018/2019 she was a participant of the ASHOKA Visionary Program for Leadership in Social Innovation.
Education
2018 — 2019

ASHOKA Visionary Program for Leadership in Social Innovation

2014 — 2018

PhD in Architecture, University of Liechtenstein, Institute of Architecture and Planning, Chair for Spatial Development (passed with distinction.
Topic: "Fair Building: A Discourse and Action Analysis of Social Responsibility in the Construction Process and its Challenges for Internationally Practising Architects and their Firms"

2011

Diploma in Architecture, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (passed with distinction)

2010

Research visit at Tongji University in Shanghai

2004 — 2011

Study of Architecture, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Career
since 2018

Research Coordination Institute of Architecture and Planning

2017 — 2018

Organisation of the Lecture Series "Transparency" of the Institute of Architecture and Planning, WS 17/18 and SS 18 in cooperation with Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Dipl.-Ing. Anne Brandl and Dipl.-Ing. Martin Mackowitz

2016 — 2017

WS 16/17 Teaching in Master's degree programme in Architecture at University of Liechtenstein: Urban Quality Assessment and Community Design as Substitute Lecturer for dipl. Arch. MSAAD, MAS ETH MTEC Suzanne Song

2012 — 2014

Architect at Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects, Bregenz, Austria

2010 — 2012

Project work, Architektur Consult ZT GmbH, Vienna, Austria

2009

Project work, RAHM architects, Vienna, Austria

2008

Internship, Baumschlager & Eberle architects, Beijing, China

Awards
2019

ARCC (Architectural Research Centers Consortium) Dissertation Award

2016

Winner of the Transcultural Caravan Essay Competition by the Leadership Escellence Institute Zeppelin(/LEIZ, Friedrichshafen

2016

Winner of the Transcultural Caravan Essay Competition by the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin / LEIZ, Friedrichshafen

2013

Archdiploma 13 - Best thesis category theory Jury Award: "Urban Nomads. Building Shanghai: Migrant Workers and the Construction Process"

2011

Social Impact Award 2011 "Lüxing Laoshi - A mobile vocational school for Chinese construction workers"

Exhibitions
2019

Society in Motion
Univeristät Liechtenstein
17.05.-21.06.2019

Portrait
Neuland: Expedition zu den Zwischenräumen Liechtensteins
October 2018 until January 2021

Wie viele europäische Regionen ist das Alpenrheintal durch eine heterogene Gemengelage aus Siedlungsbereichen, Verkehrsinfrastrukturen, siedlungsnahen Freiräumen, landwirtschaftlich genutzten Flächen ... more ...

Shaping the future - Herausforderungen und Chancen der Raumentwicklung Liechtensteins
Auftragsforschung, December 2017 until January 2019

Wissenschaftlicher Teil der Studie "Raumentwicklung Liechtenstein" der Stiftung Zukunft.li Die Stiftung Zukunft.li hat das Institut für Architektur und Raumentwicklung der Universität Liechtenstein ... more ...

Society in Motion
ERASMUS, December 2016 until August 2019

Migration is the key driver of urban change worldwide. It is also responsible for new patterns of urban diversity and will pose particular social and political challenges in Europe in the next years. ... more ...

Fair Building. A Discourse and Action Analysis of Social Responsibility in the Construction Process and its Challenges for Internationally Practicing Architects and their Firms.
FFF-Förderprojekt, September 2016 until October 2017 (finished)

This research comprises the conduction of field study including semi-structured expert interviews. The aim of this study is to close the gap between normative ethical discourses and the depiction of ... more ...

Bodensee 2030
IBH-Förderprojekt, October 2014 until March 2016 (finished)

The development of the Lake Constance region is led by a variety of different actors, institutions and strategies. Common to all these is that they pursue predominantly short to medium term planning ... more ...

Fair Building - A Discourse and Action Analysis of Social Responsibility in the Construction Process and its Challenges for Internationally Practicing Architects and their Firms.
PhD-Thesis, since September 2014

The role and capabilities of architects and architectural firms to act in a social responsible way in a globalized and multi-cultural context is investigated in this study. The underlying premise of ... more ...

Sustainable planning and value creation in the Lake Constance-Alpine Rhine Valley region - preparation of an international building exhibition (IBA-BA) and major research endeavours
FFF-Förderprojekt, October 2013 until November 2016 (finished)

The main purpose of the project is to support organisational innovations for the implementation of regional sustainability targets on the basis of ecological footprint characteristics and an ... more ...

  • Reikersdorfer, C., & Bronner, U. (2016). Urban Nomads. Building Shanghai: Migrant Workers and the Construction Process : transcript Verlag: Bielefeld.

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  • C. Faisst, C. V. Palmer & C. Rhomberg (Eds.). (2019). Pendulum Alpine Rhine Valley. Everyday commuting about Liechtenstein. Erasmus Plus Project Strategic Partnership. Vaduz: Universität Liechenstein.

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  • C. Andersson, D. Elarji, C. Faisst, C. V. Palmer & C. Rhomberg (Eds.). (2018). Cities to come. Shaping logics of transition, grafted in Vienna. Vaduz: University of Applied Arts Vienna (Angewandte) and Bergen Architekturschule (BAS).

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  • C. Andersson, C. Faisst, C. Palmer & C. Rhomberg (Eds.). (2017). Skilling Landscapes borne in Norway..

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  • Reikersdorfer, C. (2017). Foundations of a Theory of Sustainability in Architecture and Planning. In P. Droege & J. Knieling (Eds.), Regenerative Räume. Leitbilder und Praktiken nachhaltiger Raumentwicklung. München: Oekom Verlag.

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  • Scherer, R., Dörre, L., Droege, P., Ederer, P., Rhomberg, C., Wöhler, T., & Zwicker-Schwarm, D. (2017). In Bodensee 2030. Ein Blick in die Zukunft der Region.. St. Gallen: IMP-HSG 2016.

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  • Reikersdorfer, C., & Bronner, U. (2016). Urban Nomads: Permanently Temporary. In J. Wieland & K. Leisinger (Eds.), Transculturality - Leadership, Management and Governance. Marburg: metropolis.

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  • Faisst, C., & Rhomberg, C. (2019). Challenges for a Society in Motion.. Paper presented at the Planning for Transition 9 - 13 July, 2019, Venice.

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  • Rhomberg, C. (2019). Fair Building. A Discourse and Action Analysis of Social Responsibility in the Construction Process and its Challenges for Internationally Practicing Architects and their Firms.

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  • Rhomberg, C. (2017). Fair Building. A Discourse and Action Analysis of Social Responsibility in the Construction Process and its Challenges for Internationally Practicing Architects and their Firms. Paper presented at the AESOP Young Academics Conference: Planning and Entrepreneurship, TU Munich.

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  • Reikersdorfer, C. (2016). Fair Building Practices: Do architectural firms act in a socially responsible way? Accepted paper for IV WPSC -. Paper presented at the World Planning Schools Congress, Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Reikersdorfer, C. (2015). Fair Building - social responsibility of architects. A qualitative discourse analysis of the profession at a practical, educational and academic level. A methodological article.. Paper presented at the Accepted paper for AESOP 2015 PhD workshop.

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  • Reikersdorfer, C. (2014). Theoretical Foundations of a Theory of Sustainability in Architecture and Planning.. Paper presented at the Accepted paper for DOKONARA (Internationales DoktorandInnenkolleg Nachhaltige Raumentwicklung 2014, Vaduz.

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  • Reikersdorfer, C., & Bronner, U. (2012). Urban Nomads.. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society, REAL CORP Conference, Vienna.

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  • Rhomberg, C. (2018). Social Responsibility for Architects in a Global Construction Practice: A Theoretical Foundation. plaNext–Next Generation Planning, 7, 136-149.

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  • Rohmeberg, C. (2017). Accepted Paper : Fair Building. Perception of Challenges and Social Responsibility of German, Austrian, and Swiss Architects in Global Practice on the individual and Organizational Levels. The Entrepreneurial City. 10th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), Hongkong.

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  • Brandl, A. &. (2018). Herausforderungen und Chancen der Raumentwicklung Liechtensteins. In P. &. Beck (Ed.), Raumentwicklung Liechtenstein. Gestalten statt nur geschehen lassen. Ruggell: Stiftung Zukunft.li.

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  • Rhomberg, C. (2017). The Entrepreneurial City. Paper presented at the 10th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), Hong Kong.

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  • Brandl, A., Rhomberg, C., & Zapf, A.-S. (2019). Neustart Raumplanung.li. Vaduz: Institut für Architektur und Raumentwicklung, Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • Droege, P., & Rhomberg, C. (2016). Ecological-footprint reduction through built form and spatial planning. Sustainable Spatial Development and Value Creation in the Lake Constance-Alpine Rhine Valley Region - Preparation of an International Building Exhibition (IBA) and larger research initiatives.. Vaduz: University of Liechtenstein.

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  • Rhomberg, C. (2019, 30.05.2019). Fair Building. ARCC 2019 International Conference 28th May 2019 - June 1st, PhD Dissertation Award., Toronto.

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  • Rhomberg, C. (2017, 12.01.2017). Vom Kommen und Bleiben. Wie Migration Stadt produziert. #7 Bleiben & Arbeit, HafenCity Universität Hamburg.

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  • Rhomberg, C. (2017, 11.05.2017). Society in Motion. Urban Nomads. , Bergen School of Architecture.

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  • Bronner, U., & Reikersdorfer, C. (2012). Urban Nomads. 17th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society, REAL CORP Conference, Vienna.

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