Mag. Dr. Philipp Schnell

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Short Biography

As an interdisciplinary urban researcher, Philipp Schnell has explored the topics of spatial theory, the life worlds of homeless people in urban spaces, and art-based methods of urban and spatial research after completing his PhD at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration on spatial theoretical foundations of organizational research (2017). Since 2022, he has been serving as editor of the UXUC Urban Creativity Journal of the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts. He contributes to various publications on topics related to the exploration and mapping of urban spaces through creative and art-based methods. In addition to lectures at the TU Wien, Kunstuniversität Linz as well as UWK Krems, exhibitions, lectures and workshops on topics such as research design, research methods and urban spatial research complete his research profile.

Currently, Philipp Schnell is working for the ISR at the ÖAW within the research project Feasibility study: Database on homelessness, housing exclusion, and precarious housing situations

Research Areas

  • Interdisciplinary Urban Research
  • Art-based research methods
  • Spatial theory
  • Visual methods of spatial research

Memberships and additional functions

  • Editor for UXUC - User Experience and Urban Creativity Journal, Lisbon Academy of Fine Arts, ISSN (print) 2184-6289, ISSN (online) 2184-8149
  • Member of the Sektion Stadtforschung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Soziologie


Forschungsstipendium der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, 2015

Recent publications

Schnell, Philipp (2023): Raumtheoretische Grundlagen der Organisationsforschung. Von Strukturmodellen der Organisation zu multidimensionalen organisationalen Räumen, in: ARGE Rural Studies, 93rd protocol, 03/2023, 1 – 18.

Margula, Itai and Schnell, Philipp (2022): Spatial Collage and the Viewer's Gaze – An Unpleasant Journey: The Life of Stefan Edlis after HIM, in: UXUC – User Experience & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal, 4 (2), 33 – 46.

Schnell, Philipp (2022): What Is an Urban Imaginary? The Role of Urban Imaginaries for Urban Studies and Creative Interventions in Urban Spaces, in: UXUC – User Experience & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal, 4 (2), 1 – 17.

Schnell, Philipp, Grandel, Gunnar, Höfferer, Gerrit and Zheng, Xian (2022): Arts-Based Research in der Stadtforschung – Perspektiven, Potentiale, Partizipation, in: dérive – Journal for Urban Studies, 87, 37 – 42.