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Dr. sc. Vera Kaps

Research Assistant / Postdoc
Institute of Architecture and Planning
Education
2014 — 2018

Dissertation at University of Liechtenstein, Institute of Architecture and Planning ( summa cum laude)
topic: "Planning identities – Practices as part of current Swiss identity construction; the concept competition for the Swiss National Exhibition Expo2027"

2011

Diploma in Architecture and urban planning, University of Stuttgart, Germany (graduate with distinction)

2009 — 2010

Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño Urbano, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile

2005 — 2011

Study of Architecture and urban planning, University of Stuttgart, Germany

2005

University entrance certificate, Liebigschule Giessen, Germany

2003

SCEGGS Darlinghurst Independent Girls' School, Sydney, Australia

Career
since 2019

Co-director of the design studio "Exploring Landscape.Studio" (Advanced Studio Bachelor and Master)

2015 — 2016

Editor of Al Magazine, Institute of Architecture and Planning, University of Liechtenstein

2015 — 2016

Conception/implementation of the series of lectures "cultural identities" in WS 2015/2016 and SS 2016

2015

Content/implementation of the conference "Architektur vermitteln" with excursion in cooperation with Museumsakademie Johaneum in the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz

since 2013

Research Assistant, Institute of Architecture and Planning, University of Liechtenstein
Project leader of research project "New School of Thought"
Project collaborator of research project "PARK"
Project collaborator Erasmus+ "PhD by Design"

2013

Content/implementation of the conference "Kulturraum und Raumkultur" in cooperation with the Kulturforum Liechtenstein at University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz

2012 — 2013

Architect at Müller Sigrist Architekten, Zurich, Switzerland

2012

Architect at Liganova, Stuttgart, Germany

2011 — 2012

Architect, Kiel Klinge Dillenhöfer, Stuttgart, Germany

2011 — 2012

Architect, archipel, Vienna, Austria

2011 — 2012

Architect, Blanekarchitekten, Stuttgart, Germany

since 2009

Freelance author for the architecture magazine Bauwelt, Berlin, Germany

2007 — 2008

Internship at Albert Speer & Partner, Frankfurt, Germany and Cairo, Egypt

Awards
2017

Research Prize of the Principality of Liechtenstein for Young Researchers

2013

1st Prize competition exhibition "Wachsen aber richtig" for the town planning office and Müller Sigrist architects, Zurich

2012

1st Prize urbanistic competition "T4T5 Mannheim" for Blanekarchitekten, Stuttgart

2011

Diploma of Architecture and Urban Planning passed with distinction

2011

Bauweltpreis

2011

1st Prize competition "Neuer Pfarrhof in Falkenstein" for archipel Architekten, Vienna

2009 — 2010

Scholar of STO-Foundation

Exhibitions
2017 — 2018

"Lern(t)räume" at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein as part of the exhibition "Who pays", curator

2016

"New Schools of Thought - Challenging the Frontiers of Architectural Education". 15th International Architecture Biennale, Venice

2014 — 2015

"ALb(t)raumhaus" at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein as part of the exhibition "Es war einmal in Liechtenstein", Curator

2014

"Once upon a time in Liechtenstein", first official Liechtenstein participation at La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Co-Curator

2012

"Wachsen aber richtig" at department of Urban Planning, Zurich for Müller Sigrist Architekten, Zurich

2011

"Architektur und Grenze" at University of Stuttgart

Portrait
PhD by Design: Mapping Conceptual Groundings - Reflecting Methodological Approaches - Developing PhD-Curricula
ERASMUS, October 2018 until September 2020

Projectpartner: KU Leuven, Bergen School of Architecture, Chalmers The ERASMUS+ project contributes to an understanding of design-based PhD programs in the disciplines of architecture and urban ... more ...

New Schools of Thought (NeST) - Architectural education in times of homogenisation
FFF-Förderprojekt, March 2015 until May 2017 (finished)

The research project NeST (New Schools of Thought) investigates tendencies in the context of academic homogenisation within European architectural education. It defines a new school of thought as a ... more ...

Building identities- construction of identities through spatial production on example of the concept stage of the Swiss National Exhibition Expo2027
PhD-Thesis, September 2014 until October 2018 (finished)

International homogenisation in architectural expression leads to an increasing assimilation of built architecture around the world. Counter movements like the Critical Regionalism require spatial ... more ...

The potential of architectural production to add value to Liechtenstein's creative industries (PARK)
FFF-Förderprojekt, June 2013 until September 2016 (finished)

The research project PARK defines "architectural production" as the art, science and practice of designing, mediating and constructing. The project focuses on the mediation of architecture. To ... more ...

  • Kaps, V. (2018). Dann schaust nicht mehr du die Wohnung an – die Wohnung inspiziert dich! Bauwelt, 10.2018, 38-39.

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  • Kaps, V. (2018). Building identities: Landscape practices as a means to construct identities, the Swiss National Exhibition Expo2027. Journal of the LUCAS Graduate Conference, 6, 74-92.

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  • Kaps, V., Staub P., & De Walsche, J. (2016). Challenging the frontiers of architectural education. archithese(2.2016), 59 - 71.

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  • Kaps, V. (2015). Expo2027. Bauwelt 39.2015, S. 8-11.

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  • Kaps, V. (2014). Alles verstehen, was geschieht. Fritz-Haller-Archivschau im Schweizerischen Architekturmuseum. Bauwelt 25.2014, S. 4.

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  • Kaps, V. (2014). Bregenzerwälder Mikro-IBA. Sieben Buswartehäuschen in Krumbach. Bauwelt 34.2014, S. 2-3.

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  • Kaps, V. (2013). Drucken in 3D im Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. Bauwelt 10.2013, S.4.

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  • Kaps, V. (2011). Drittverwendbar. New Office Airport Stuttgart. Bauwelt 30.2011, S. 8-9.

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  • Kaps, V. (2011). Zwischen den Zeilen. Europäischer Architekturfotografie-Preis 2011. Bauwelt 22.2011, S. 2-3.

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  • Kaps, V. (2010). Eine Million neue Auftraggeber. Bericht aus Chile. Bauwelt 15.2010, S. 4-7.

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  • Kaps, V. (2019). Identitäten Planen, Praktiken als Bestandteil aktueller Schweizer Identitätskonstruktion; die Schweizer Landesausstellung Expo2027. Vaduz: Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • Staub, P., Jochum-Gasser, R., Kaps, V., & Martinez, C. (2014). Erster Kreativwirtschaftsbericht des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. Vaduz: Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • V. Kaps & P. Staub (Eds.). (2018). New Schools of Thought - Augmenting the field of architectural education. Zürich: Triest Verlag.

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  • U. Meister & V. Kaps (Eds.). (2018). Architektur & Transparenz. Vaduz: Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • U. Meister & V. Kaps (Eds.). (2018). Architecture & Transparency. Vaduz: University of Liechtenstein.

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  • C. Faisst & V. Kaps (Eds.). (2016). Einfach besser leben ( Vol. 12). Vaduz: Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • P. Staub, V. Kaps & Papathanasiou G. (Eds.). (2016). New Schools of Thought, Challenging the frontiers of architectural education. Vaduz: Liechtenstein.

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  • Kaps, V., Nagibina, E., & De Walsche, J. (2019). Environments of New Schools of Thought. In E. M. Carola Ebert (Ed.), Vom Baumeister zum Master, Formen der Architekturlehre vom 19. bis ins 21. Jahrhundert (Vol. 3, ). Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.

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  • Kaps, V., & Martinez-Canavate, C. (2019). Architektur vermitteln im Fürstentum Liechtenstein. In L. N. Andrea Dreyer (Ed.), Kultur verstehen. Gesellschaft verändern. Zur internationale Relevanz von Architekturvermittlung (pp. 80–93). Oberhausen: Athena.

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  • Kaps, V. (2018). Identitäten planen. In A. Alessi, R. Banzer, H. Quaderer & P. Staub (Eds.), Architektur und kulturelle Identität (Vol. 7, ). Vaduz: Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • Kaps, V. (2017). Promovieren als identitäts(re)konstruierende Praktik. In T. Endres & L. Hengst (Eds.), STADT, LANDSCHAFT, FLUSSER Kleines Jubiläumskompendium zu Forschungsprojekten mit Susanne Hauser (pp. 28-29). Berlin: Verlag der Universität der Künste Berlin.

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  • Kaps, V. (2016). Another Hypothetical Conversation. In P. Staub, V. Kaps & G. Papathanasiou (Eds.), New Schools of Thought - Challenging the Frontiers of Architectural Education (pp. 25-28). Vaduz: Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • Kaps, V., Martinez-Cañavate, C., de Walsche, J., & Soolep, J. (2016). Trends in Architectural Education. In P. Staub, V. Kaps & G. Papathanasiou (Eds.), New Schools of Thought - Challenging the Frontiers of Architectural Education (pp. 21). Vaduz: Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • Kaps, V., Martinez-Cañavate, C., de Walsche, J., & Nagibina, E. (2016). 17 Cases. In P. Staub, V. Kaps & G. Papthanasiou (Eds.), New Schools of Thought - Challenging the Frontiers of Architectural Education (pp. 8-15). Vaduz: Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • Staub, P., Kaps, V., Martinez-Cañavate, C., Nagibina, E., & Papathanasiou, G. (2016). What is a New School of Thought for You? In P. Staub, V. Kaps & G. Papthanasiou (Eds.), New Schools of Thought - Challenging the Frontiers of Architectural Education (pp. 19). Vaduz: Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • Kaps, V. (2015). Über die Aneignung von Raum. In USM U. Schärer Söhne GmbH (Hg.) (Ed.), Personalities. Ostfildern: Hantje Cantz Verlag.

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  • Kaps, V., Staub, P., Jochum-Gasser, R., & Martinez-Cavañate, C. (2014). Architecture as mediator for the Creative Industries in Liechtenstein. In A. Schramme, R. Kooyman & G. Hagoort (Eds.), Beyond frames. Dynamics between the creative industries, konwledge institutions and the urban context (pp. 178-182). Delft: Eburon Academic Press.

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  • Kaps, V. (2017). Lebensstil Kalkbreite: Gebaute Nachhaltigkeit als identitätsstiftendes Merkmal am Beispiel des Wohn- und Gewerbebaus Kalkbreite in Zürich. Paper presented at the Regenerative Räume. Leitbilder und Praktiken nachhaltiger Raumentwicklung, München.

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  • Kaps, V., Martinez-Cañavate, C., De Walsche, J., & Soolep, J. (2017). New Schools of Thought - An investigation on tendencies in architectural education. Paper presented at the Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges: Proceedings of the EAAE ARCC 10th International Conference (EAAE ARCC 2016), Lisbon.

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  • Kaps, V. (2014). Architecture as mediator for the creative industries in Liechtenstein. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on the Creative Industries, Konwledge Institutions and the Urban Environment, Antwerp Management School, Belgium.

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  • Kaps, V. (2014). Baukulturelle Instrumente zur Förderung der Kreativwirtschaft am Beispiel der Europäischen Initiative Kulturhauptstadt. Paper presented at the Dokonara 2014, Stein Egerta, Schaan und Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • Kaps, V., & Martinez-Cañavate, C. (2017). New Schools of Thought - An investigation on tendencies in architectural education. , Lisbon, Portugal.

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  • Kaps, V. (2016). New Schools of Thought - A case study analysis on environments in architectural education. Paper presented at the Vom Baumeister zum Master, Formen der Architekturlehre vom 19. bis ins 21. Jahrhundert, Freie Universität Berlin.

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  • Kaps, V., & Martinez-Cañavate, C. (2015). Architektur vermitteln im Fürstentum Liechtenstein. Paper presented at the 5. Internationales Symposium "Architektur bildet" - Architekturvermittlung und deren Forschung 2015, Bauhaus Universität Weimar.

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