Unlocking the ‘Contact Zone’. Towards a New Historiography of Architecture

This research project seeks to develop a new method of writing the history of post-WWII architecture, reflecting the complexities of globalisation and its influence on the built environment. The project investigates an alternative historiographic approach by organising history around cross-cultural ‘contact zones’. This term was first used by More

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.

Mapping Power: Landscape Transformation in the Jordan Valley

An interaction of three variables can account for landscape transformation processes at Naharayim/el Baqura over the last century and a half: territory, cartography, and terrain. This interaction is examined across three historical periods marking the passage from nomadism to sedentism: The Ottoman Period (1858-1917), the British Mandate (1918-1948), More