RESEARCH + ANALYSIS

MAZI - developping a DIY-networking toolkit for locaction based collective awareness.

MAZI is greek and means "together". In this transdisciplinary project, neighbourhoods and groups are developing and implementing new possibilities to use Do-It-Yourself technologies especially Wifi devices.

Funded by the European Commission, research programm Horizon 2020, CAPS Initiative.

Duration: Jan 2016-Dec 2018.

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AirBnB & Co

Effects, regulations and experiences. An international analysis of rental platforms, commissioned by the tenants' organisation Zurich.

Duration: April 2017 - Oct 2017

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Socio-cultural offers - New models for changing municipalities.

This project develops socio-cultural models for the pilot municipalities Illnau-Effretikon, Schlieren and Wädenswil. Specific needs of the municipalities, existing offers, spatial planning, settlement development and new target groups were taken into account.

A project of the Commission for Technology and Innovation, in collaboration with ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) and the Stiftung Zürcher Gemeinschaftszentren (Foundation Zurich Community Centers).

Duration: Nov 2015 - Nov 2017

Event culture and city development.
Processes of differentiation and exclusion on the example of the city of Zurich.

Research project Swiss National Fonds (SNF). In collaboration with ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) and University of Zurich.

Duration: Oct 2014 - Sep 2016

Socio-spatial study of the city area Rosengarten-Buchegg.

Funded by the competence centre for city development Zurich (Stadtentwicklung Zürich).

Duration: Jul 2014 - Dec 2014

"Moving or staying?"

This study examines locations of cultural spaces, creative businesses, interim uses sinces 1994. It is determined how often and from where to where enterprises and people moved as well as the reasons of moving. Online survey.

Funded by the city of Zurich, as part of business development.

Duration: Dec 2013 - Nov 2014

Development and potential study about culture and creative economy in Winterthur and its region.

Potentials and development trends for the cultural city Winterthur and its creative scenes are mapped out by the aid of a wide range of methods (statistical analysis, online surveys, stakeholder analysis, focus groups, expert discussions). In collaboration with the centre of cultural management ZHAW Winterthur and PerformNow!

Funded by the department for city development Winterthur and the canton of Zurich (location promotion).

Duration: Feb 2013 - Jun 2014

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Savamala. Urban Incubator Belgrade

Accompanying reserach about recent processen in the neighbourhood Savamala in Belgrade, Serbia.

Funded by the Goethe Institute Belgrade, ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts.

Duration: Sep 2012 - Jan 2015.

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Immodorado Zürich West.

Study about the development of the neighbourhood Zürich West.

Funded by the tenants' association Zurich.

Duration: 2012-2013 

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INURA Project 'New Metropolitan Mainstream'

Comparison of city development processes of the last 20 years in 20 cities.

Duration: Oct 2008-2015.

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"Extend Langstrasse!"

What happens if the neighbourhood of Langstrasse is getting gentrified? Which alternatives are there?

Contribution to the exhibition of the Architekturforum Zürich.

Funded by Urban Research Studio, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)

Duration Mar-Jun 2010.

Impact of a Congress Centre on the sourroundings of four possible locations in the city of Zurich.

Socio-spatial, functional, urban and traffic impacts.

Funded by the competence centre for city development Zurich (Stadtentwicklung Zürich).

Duration: Jan-Feb 2010.

Housing market Winterthur - Analysis and Trends.

Funded by tenants' association canton Zurich.

Duration Jun-Sep 2009.

zone*imaginaire

Importance of interim use and conversion of brown field for cultural-economic and socio-cultural development in choice cities. In collaboration with HSR (University of Applied Science Rapperswil) and University of Zurich.

Funded by KTI (Commission for Technology and Innovation), SwissLife, city of Aarau, Winterthur and Zurich.

Duration: 2006-2009

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Geography of creative economy

This project analyses and visualises the spatial aspects of the creative economy. Thereby, the development of submarkets and branches of the creative economy is considered, as well as the employment and the businesses existing from 2001-2005. The development of space is compiled on the level of neighbourhoods and in a hectare grid. In collaboration with the statistical office of the canton of Zurich.

Duration: Aug 2007 - May 2008.

Motivation and conditions for voluntary work part of neighbourhood development

Funded by the Federal Commission for  Foreigners and the foundation Hamasil.

Duration: 2004 - 2006

City development and culture

Research project at the University of Zurich on the development of the cultural sector in the city of Zurich and the importance of creatve, innovative  microentreprises.

Dissertation project, completed, January 2005.

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Trend estimation regarding reorientation of the rebuilding strategy in the settlement Sunebüel, Volketswil ZH.

On behalf of HelvetiaPatria. Completed, December 2004.