Christoph Elhardt | Landschaftsarchitektur, Prof. Dr. h.c. Günther Vogt

Profiling Alpine Landscapes

Climate change is accelerating the transformation of the Alps. In this process, «new landscapes» with a great deal of potential are emerging, particularly since the Alps do not represent a sealed-off space but are closely entangled with the Western European continent. However, the current debate is characterized 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.

Common Water – the Alps

The Alps are not a static assemblage but a dynamic and sensitive living space. Geological and geomorphological processes formed their characteristic topography over millions of years and in so doing established the fundamental conditions for the development of Alpine culture. This is characterised by the continuous creation of More

Secondary Infrastructure Exposed: the Temporary Settlements of La Grande Dixence (1950-1965)

As a response to Susan Leigh Star’s call to study “boring things” and mundane aspects of infrastructure, this research project offers a reflection on the notion of “secondary infrastructure”, understood here as the infrastructure enabling the fabrication of the primary one. Through this lens, high alpine networks of hydroelectricity are seen More