Since 2005 Susanne Hauser has been professor for cultural history at the faculty of architecture at the University of Arts, Berlin (UDK). In 1989 she finished her dissertation ("The view of the city", Berlin 1990) and in 1999 she habilitated after research stays in the USA and France with an investigation of designs for the transformation of post-industrial wastelands ("Metamorphosen des Abfalls", Frankfurt / New York 2001 ). In 1995/96 she was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, then from 1996 to 1999 a postdoctoral fellow in the DFG. From 2000 to 2003, she lectured as a guest professor for landscape aesthetics at the University of Kassel and subsequently held a professorship and chair of the Institute of Art and Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Architecture of Graz University of Technology up to her appointment to the UdK. Since 2010 she is a member of the German Academy for Urban Development and Regional Planning (DASL). Her research and teaching focuses on cultural-scientific architecture research as well as the history and theory of the city and the landscape.
The art is to create offers in the urban space which are open to the public and can be used by many. The goal would always be to create an exciting and potential-opening situation. It lies precisely between too much indeterminacy and too much specialization.