Anita Aigner

is professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Vienna University of Technology; her research and teaching are in the field of architecture sociology.


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Housing as investment

The critique of financialized rental investment in Vienna

Speculation is based on the belief that housing prices will keep increasing and there will always be a bigger fool willing to pay a higher price. Anita Aigner looks into the culture of responsibilization and the policies that turned real estate ownership into pure, abstract investment.

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