4 guest sessions on selected Thursdays, 10:00 – 12:00 | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, ONA E7, Neunbrunnenstr. 50 + Zoom.
14.10.: Feifei Zhou (Feral Atlas): Multispecies Worldbuilding.
This lecture series sets up an agenda for widening the disciplinary field of architecture and urbanism from their focus on the city, or the urban in the narrow sense, to wider territorial scales, which correspond to the increasing scales of contemporary urbanisation. It discusses the concepts of territory and urbanisation, and their implications for the work of architects and urbanists. Within the theme My Species, the four guest speakers engaged in fields ranging from art and landscape representation to bioethics and environmental philosophy, will approach territory through the notions such as multispecies, coexistence, and diversity.
With a more-than-human perspective on the territory, the guest speakers will elaborate their take on «telling horrible stories in beautiful ways,» debate «the dignity of plants,» expound upon «mankind’s fascination to better the world,» and confer «the non-human turn» and what is to come after.
- 14.10.: Feifei Zhou (Feral Atlas): Multispecies Worldbuilding
- 21.10.: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (artist): Better Nature
- 11.11.: Florianne Koechlin (Blauen Institut): Tomatoes Talk, Birch Trees Learn – Do Plants Have Dignity?
- 25.11.: Oxana Timofeeva (European University at St. Petersburg): What is Soul? On the Idea of Species Being
Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS)
Architecture of Territory, Prof. Milica Topalović
Contact: Nazlı Tümerdem