transparadiso

As an interdisciplinary practice, transparadiso realizes socially engaged projects between art, architecture and urbanism. The collective also researches, teaches and publishes in these fields.

transparadiso was founded in 1999 by Paul Rajakovics (architect and urbanist) and Barbara Holub (artist) as a transdisciplinary practice for an expanded, socially and societally engaged urbanism - for direct urbanism. Direct Urbanism is based on "direct action" (Emma Goldman) as well as on the methods of the Situationists and theories of Henri Lefebvre and Michel de Certeau. Direct urbanism involves artistic-urbanistic practices in a process-oriented method of urban design that responds to the changing parameters of urban and regional issues, and develops new tools and strategies for direct urbanism.

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Team

Team

Barbara Holub

Artist, studied architecture at the TU Stuttgart. Senior Artist at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Head of the research project "Planning Unplanned" and lecturing at the Institute of Art and Design/ TU Vienna (2010-2020); Visiting Artist at the University of Applied Arts/ Dept. Social Design (2014-2016); Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Arts/ Dept.TransArt (2015) and at the UIC/ School of Art and Design, Chicago (1997); President of the Secession Vienna (2006-2007).
She serves on international juries and advisory boards: Jury for Art in Public Space Lower Austria (2005-2007); advisory board of Art & Public Sphere Journal (UK); World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (New York); expert committee of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg (2018); Innovation Fund for Art in Public Space, Stuttgart (since 2018); external examiner at Bartlett School of Architecture (since 2018), among others.
Lectures and workshops at international symposia, academies and universities.

Dipl.Ing.Dr. Barbara Holub

holub@transparadiso.com
+43 6 99 10 27 92 17

Paul Rajakovics

Architect and urbanist, studied architecture at TU Graz. Substitute Prof. Sabine Pollak, Dept. of Housing and Design/ TU Vienna (2009-2017); Member of the EU research project "SPACEX- Spatial Practices in Art and Architecture for Empathetic Exchange" (2020-2024); Head of the research project "anders günstig" (2016-2017); 2008 foundation of transparadiso ZT KG. 2004-2007 co-secretary of EUROPAN-Austria; since 2001 editorial member of dérive - Zeitschrift für Stadtforschung, Vienna. Co-consultant for architecture, Forum Stadtpark, Graz/ A (1996); Co-founder of transbanana (1996-1999).
Lectures and workshops at international symposia, academies and universities.

Arch.Dipl.Ing.Dr. Paul Rajakovics

rajakovics@transparadiso.com
+43 6 99 11 19 85 56

Awards

2018

Österreichischer Kunstpreis für Bildende Kunst

Österreichischer Kunstpreis für Bildende Kunst

2012

Förderung von departure für "Direkten Urbanismus"

Förderung von departure für "Direkten Urbanismus"

2007

Otto-Wagner-Städtebaupreis

Otto-
Wagner-
Städtebaupreis

1999

Outstanding Artist Award

für künstlerische Fotografie Barbara Holub

1999

Outstanding Artist Award

für experimentelle Tendenzen Paul Rajakovics/ transbanana