Tageslicht als Faktor im nachhaltigen Städtebau

Bis zum Jahr 2050 werden voraussichtlich bis zu sechs Milliarden Menschen in städtischen Gebieten leben, was das Stadtwachstum und eine zunehmende Verdichtung beschleunigen wird. Die Herausforderungen dabei sind die Reduzierung von Frei-​ und Grünflächen, die Entstehung von sogenannten Hitzeinseln in städtischen Gebieten und eine sensible vertikale Verdichtung. Die Mehr

More Than Human Cinema: The Two Sights

3 April 2023, 19:00 | L200, Langstrasse 200, Zurich. The screening will feature THE TWO SIGHTS with director Joshua Bonnetta in presence for a Q and A.

Studio Mobil Sarajevo / Venice – The Architecture of Human and Environmental Rights

Biennale Venice, 17–19 May, Venice Biennale, Lido, Venice, IT.

Writing Urban Landscapes of the Anthropocene

LUS Methodology Seminar, Spring Semester 2023. Fridays, 11:45-13:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E 67.

Tierrita. Film screening followed by a discussion

19 January 2023, 18-19:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E 1. Ein Bild, das Baum, draussen, Gras, Säugetier enthält. Automatisch generierte Beschreibung. The documentary «Tierrita» by visual anthropologist Leonie Pock offers insights into the struggle of a small farming community for their land in rural Colombia.

How can Urban Policy-makers Leverage Science and Technology to Create Safer, more Inclusive Cities that Serve the Needs of all Citizens?

Two overarching technological methods including agent-based modelling and simulations, and visualisation technology are connecting and overlapping three urban themes of public lighting, segregation, and security in Cape Town and Bogotá. Within this common ground called Urban Research Incubator (URI), researchers collaborate on several projects.

Doctoral Crits of the Institute of Urban and Landscape Studies LUS

8. December 2022, 13:00-17:30 | ETH Zurich, ONA building, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, Zürich.

One Daylight Urban Environment

«Inside / Out» Daylight in Sustainable Urban Design – Conference: 25 August 2023 | ETH Zürich, HIB Open Space, Hönggerberg.

Sudamérica LUS Talks

20 October 2022, 18:30 (2 December: 17:30) |  ETH Zürich, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, ONA Fokushalle (E7), Zürich. This year, the LUS Talks will engage diverse perspectives from practitioners and theorists addressing South America’s complex social and ecological landscapes.

Film, Architecture, and Urban Studies

19th – 21st of October 2022 | International Symposium | Zurich. Falma Fshazi, Newrope Chair, Prof. Freek Persyn, and Nitin Bathla, Chair of Sociology, Prof. Christian Schmid

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2022/23

18 December 2022 until 12 March 2023 | Shenzhen, China. The UABB is the only exhibition in the world to explore issues of urbanization.

False Clouds

9 September – 20 October | National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Urban Design Studio Sarajevo, BiH.

Writing Landscapes, Writing the Urban

Methodology Seminar | Starting 22 September on Thursdays, 14:00 – 16:00 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, Rote Hölle, HIL E67.

4D Geo-designing Urban Transformation: Final Reviews

6 July 2022, 13:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E67.

An Agent-based Digital Twin for Sarajevo

To support and enable the Urban Transformation of the City of Sarajevo through quantitative, data-driven assessments and novel 4D digital aesthetics, we apply digital twins and large-scale, agent-based, and bottom-up simulations.

Imaginaries Exhibition

The Imaginaries exhibition edition, previously at the 2021 MAK Vienna Biennale, will travel to the 9th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) Shenzhen, China from August to November 2022. The central theme is architectural responses and strategies in the context of global climate change.

«Not Just Roads» by Nitin Bathla and Klearjos E. Papanicolaou wins SAH Award for Film and Video

The SAH Award for Film and Video recognizes annually the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment. «Not Just Roads is a well-filmed, focused and nuanced take on the impact of highway building in contemporary India on the disenfranchised. The film brings Mehr

Agreement on Realisation of ‚Sarajevo Urban Transformation Project‘ Signed

The agreement was signed by Prof. Hubert Klumpner from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Prof. Dr. Rifat Škrijelj, Rector of the University of Sarajevo (UNSA), Prof. Dr. Adnan Pašić from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo (UNSA) and Faruk Muharemović, Director of the Mehr

Urban Research Incubator at ISTP Inaugurates New Interactive 3D Platform

The Urban Research Incubator at ISTP, researching public lighting, segregation, and security in two cities of the Global South (Cape Town and Bogota) created an interactive multi-user platform, making their research, policy briefs, and multimedia and immersive content more available. In doing so, they continue to engage in Mehr

Laufen Manifesto Global Meeting

22 – 24 July 2022 | Laufen, Germany. Building on the 2013 «The Laufen Manifesto», which called for the development humane design culture, this event will discuss the relevance of the ideas of the original Manifesto and encourage scrutiny, actions, and decisions on methods and goals with relevant leaders in the urban Mehr

Research Methods in Landscape and Urban Studies: Towards Sensory, Creative, and Imaginative Methodologies

Starting 24 February 2022 on Thursdays, 10:00 – 12:00 | Methodology Seminar | ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, ONA Design in Dialogue Lab.

ACTION! On the Real City: Filmmaking of the Future – Urban Experiments in New Media Technology

Starting on 21 February 2022 on Mondays, 10:00 – 12:00 | Elective course | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, ONA E16 / Online. Lecturers: Prof. Hubert Klumpner, Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou, Dr. Michael Walczak.

Climate Corridors Sarajevo

11 April 2022 | Exhibition | work and event space «Urban Design Studio Sarajevo», Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

More than Human. Cinema

7 March – 2 May | Film Screenings and Discussions.

Fábrica de Cultura: School of Arts and Popular Traditions in Barranquilla, Colombia

27 January 2022 | Inauguration Event | City of Barranquilla, Colombia.

Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo (UTPS)

Recently launched UTPS multifaceted project includes a currently establishing work and event space «Urban Design Studio Sarajevo»; a decentralized research and data collection laboratory «Studio Mobil», a digital twin of the whole City of Sarajevo using data-driven, large-scale, agent-based urban simulations for the new Sarajevo Urban Plan 2040 Mehr

«The NSL provides a great platform.»

Hubert Klumpner ist für zwei Jahre neuer Leiter des Netzwerks Stadt und Landschaft (NSL). Er spricht von den bevorstehenden globalen Herausforderungen und deren Übersetzung in konkrete Projekte, die als logische Konsequenz von Studierenden der Bereiche Architektur, Städtebau und Raumentwicklung in Zusammenarbeit angegangen werden.

ACTION! On the Real City: Beautiful Data – The Filmic Art of Numbers

Starting 27, September on Mondays, 10:00–12:00 | Elective Course | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, ONA E16, Neunbrunnenstr. 50 + Online. Lecturers: Prof. Hubert Klumpner, Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou, Michael Walczak. In the turf war between quantitative and qualitative methods, we appear as mediators bridging the two sides. How can quantitative Mehr

Planet Matters Conference (Vienna Biennale 2021)

3/4 September (all day) | Architekturzentrum Wien.

CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures

28 May – 3 October 2021 | Vienna Biennale for Change 2021 | MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Growing Schools Prototype: A Socio-Ecological Framework Addressing the Current Urbanization Challenges

Colombia has suffered an armed conflict for over 50 years. As a result, more than 1 million children lack access to education with a deficit of 3’000 schools and more than 8 Million civilians displaced from their homes. Growing Schools Prototype is a strategic up-scaling concept for replicating Mehr

Radical Care

22 May to 21 November 2021 | 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice: How will we live together? | Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Prof. Klumpner and others.

A Multi-dimensional Spatial Policy Model for Large-scale Multi-municipal Swiss Contexts

Switzerland’s widely adopted spatial policy rejects the use of new land in favour of promoting the densification of existing buildings or brownfield developments. However, to date there has not been an assessment of the volumetric building reserves that are still available within the current building regulatory framework. This Mehr

ACTION! On the Real City: The Audiovisual Poetics of Circularity

Elective Course | Starting 22 February on Mondays, 10:00–12:00 | online. Lecturers: Prof. Hubert Klumpner, Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou, Michael Walczak. Giving audiovisual form to the concept of ‘circular economy’, we will encourage students to think about the socio-economic relations that constitute our cities, through the use of digital Mehr

BAQ – Fábrica De Cultura – Inauguration

June | Zurich, Switzerland (exact time and date TBD).

ETH-EPFL Summer School: Transects Through Alpine Water Landscapes

16-21 August 2021 | Application deadline PROLONGED: 1 July  | Villa Cassel, 3987 Riederalp, Kanton Wallis.

The Impact of Vertical Densification on Public Lighting in Informal Settlements: Using Virtual Environments as an Evaluation Tool for Policy Making

There are a variety of reasons to support the premise that public lighting is beneficial to urban communities. At the same time, a key challenge for the provision of public lighting in informal settlements is their constant physical transformation. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the Mehr

High-mast lighting as an adequate way of lighting pedestrian paths in informal settlements?

Lighting of pedestrian paths fulfils crucial needs for informal settlement dwellers. A common technological approach in some countries to address these needs is to provide high-mast luminaires. In this paper it is shown by computer simulation that those luminaires are not able to create adequate consistent lighting conditions Mehr

Involuntary Benefits of Remote Teaching

How do you teach students during a lockdown, when they are supposed to map a city, meet Albanian students in Tirana, or even interview passersby in Zurich? Easy! They map their quarantines instead, meet online (which interestingly intensified the exchange even more), or simply create an ethnographic documentation Mehr

ACTION! On the Real City: 4D Urban Flux 24 Frames Per Second

Elective course | Starting 21 September on Mondays, 10:00–12:00 online and at ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, ONA E16, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, 8050 Zurich. Lecturers: Prof. Hubert Klumpner, Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou, Michael Walczak. The course aims to use diverse qualitative research methods and practical recording tools to interrogate the notions of Mehr

Urban Development RoundTable

10 November 2020 | SECO, IDB, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Cities Alliance | Zurich. Lecturer: Prof. Hubert Klumpner.

Daylight in sustainable Urban Design

Initiative to form across different institutes a group responding to the diverse challenges and opportunities around daylight, with a multidisciplinary research platform to address questions of better including aspects of daylight in sustainable urban design and innovative energy technologies to support human wellbeing, living comfort, and health. The project offers two Mehr

Co-creating Public Lighting Technology and Policy for Informal Settlements

The transdisciplinary research project «Virtual Environments as a Decision-making Tool for Public Lighting in Bogotá» focuses on lighting technology and its performance in Bogotá’s densifying urban environments. New lighting approaches are co-created together with informal settlement dwellers and tested with Colombian policy-makers through a Virtual Environment.

ACTION! On the Real City: Filming the (un)Real City

On Mondays, 10:00–12:00 | Elective course | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, ONA E16, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50. Lecturers: Hubert Klumpner, Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou, Michael Walczak. The course develops new forms of urban literacy in learning from the complex, real-life city.

Rijeka European Culture Capital 2020: Have a Seat

1 May–31 July | Exhibition | Delta 5, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia. Sitting in public space is one of the essential functions of being at ease and being able to interact with other members of society. In our cities of today, we often find that sitting has lost «form Mehr

CANCELLED: Fábrica de Cultura: BAQ Inauguration

16 March, 18:00 | BAQ Fabrica de Cultura, Barranquilla, Colombia. With guests including Ambassador Raymond Furrer (SECO), this event will inaugurate the newest building emerging from the research of the Klumpner Chair – the Fábrica de Cultura: BAQ, in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Inscriptions in Relation. Sitting Matters – Imagining social relations by designing public space

14–16 February | Exhibition | Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France. Sitting or seating, the provision of a seat or seating, the arrangement of material for a seat as one of the most basic human activities in private or public urban environments is the point of departure Mehr

Housing Challenges in the Global South

23 September – 2 December 2019, 14:00–16:00 | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL F 10.3 | Public Lecture Series.

Launch Party LUS: Institute for Landscape and Urban Studies

CANCELLED 13 November, 17:00 | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL H 40.9. Presentation, guest speaker, and apéro.

2019–2020 MAS ETH in Housing: Kick-off Event

26 September, 15:00–19:00 | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIT H 22.1. 17:30–18:30: Guest lecture by MAS in Housing alumni Susanne Schmid: «A History of Collective Livings: Forms of Shared Housing». Followed by an Apéro.