Michael Hieslmair is co-founder of the independent research institute Tracing Spaces, based in Vienna. He studied at the faculty of Architecture at Graz University of Technology (A) and Delft University of Technology (NL). Since his graduation in 2005 he taught at various universities and academies – amongst others at: TU Graz – Institute of Urban and Architectural History and Institute for Theory in Architecture, Innsbruck University – Institute for Theory in Architecture, University for Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein, Halle an der Saale. In 2009 he was fellow at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck and in 2014 at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture Los Angeles. In 2012 he co-funded the research platform Tracing Spaces. From 2014-16 he had been research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and co-head of the project Stop & Go. Nodes of Transformation and Transition.