Michael Zinganel is a co-founder of the independent research institute Tracing Spaces, based in Vienna. He graduated from the faculty of Architecture at Graz University of Technology; he visited a 2-year postgraduate program in fine arts at the Jan van Eyck Academy Maastricht and obtained a Ph.D. in contemporary history at the University of Vienna. He taught at various universities and academies and was a research fellow at the IFK (International Centre for Cultural Studies) in Vienna in the summer-term 2003. From 2001 to 2010 he was assistant professor at the Institute of Building Typology at the Graz University of Technology. Since 2011/12 he was research adviser at the postgraduate academy of Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. In 2012 he co-funded the research platform Tracing Spaces. He co-edited Holiday after the Fall – Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia (with Elke Beyer and Anke Hagemann) (Berlin: jovis 2013). From 2014-16 he had been research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and head of research of Stop & Go: Nodes of Transformation and Transition.