incolab: Spin-off der Gruppe PLUS
incolab bringt Innovationen in Technik und Prozessdesign der Gruppe Planung von Landschaft und Urbanen Systemen (PLUS) in die Praxis. Das ETH Spin-off denkt die integrierte Landschaftsentwicklung weiter und bewirkt damit einen nachhaltigen Wandel im Umgang mit der Landschaft. Hierzu verbindet incolab bspw. das Assessment von Ökosystemleistungen, Visualisierungstechniken und More
Auf Umwegen durch Zürich-Altstetten. Donnerstag, 3. September 2020, 18.30 Uhr | Ortsmuseum Altstetten (Dachslernstrasse 20).
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 More
disP 56/2, June 2020
disP – The Planning Review, Volume 56, Issue 2, June 2020 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.
Landscape In-Between. A River and a Backyard
Could we imagine extending the concept of participation beyond the social and civic aspects of a community? Could we go far enough to include non-humans, landscapes, histories, ecologies and the environment in which a community is rooted? What kind of new constellations would this imply and what possibilities More
Vo Luzern uf Wäggis zue – wer bewertet Landschaften?
Wie definiert man schöne Landschaft, wenn die Schönheit im Auge der Betrachterin und des Betrachters liegt? Was viele gar nicht wissen: Die Schweiz hat sich dazu verpflichtet, Landschaften und ihre Qualitäten zu erfassen, zu beschreiben und zu bewerten. Machine Learning Algorithmen können hierbei hilfreich sein. Interview im Zukunftsblog More
MtnPaths: Exploring Adaptation Pathways with Alpine Communities
How do we plan the adaptation of mountain territories for the challenges of the future? In particular, how do we maintain key ecosystem services to guarantee their capacity for adaptation? We engaged with stakeholders about these challenges through participatory research, building their vision for the future of their More
Design as an Answer to Values and Ethics
Prof. Teresa Gali-Izard started her chair of landscape architecture at ETH Zurich in 2020, co-creating the new master in landscape architecture which starts this autumn semester. In our interview she talks about her influences such as Augustin Berque, her background, and her commitment to experimenting with new forms More
Mobilitätsverhalten vor/nach/während Covid-19
Der neueste Bericht des Mobilitätsverhaltens in der Schweiz, zum besseren Verständnis der Auswirkungen des Coronavirus, ist nun online. Beachten Sie vor allem die neuen Ergebnisse zu den PW-Geschwindigkeiten und der Wirkung des «home office» über die Wochen.
Participatory Urban Governance in South Africa
Citizen participation in planning and politics was a central promise of the first democratic government in South Africa. However, despite efforts for engaging civil society in local governance, planning remains state-driven and problems of implementation prevail. We explore participatory practices in South Africa from the perspective of the More
Call for applications by 30 June | Summer School 31 August – 4 September in Geneva.
Top-down art-based urban upgrading initiatives in informal neighbourhoods in Bogota: Placemaking or reaffirming marginalization?
It is widely assumed that popular visual art, such as murals, can potentially be a powerful driver for urban regeneration with important social, economic and environmental benefits. The voices of those directly affected by these type of interventions, however, are often missing. Our research in two informal neighbourhoods in More
Digital Landscape Architecture Conference DLA 2020
3–4 June 2020 | online | Registration until 29 May. Due to the current situation, the Digital Landscape Architecture Conference DLA 2020 will take place online from June 3-4 2020. Furthermore, the registration for the conference is for free. If you are interested in recent developments in 3D landscape More
Cultural Laboratory Seoul. Emergence, Narrative and Impact of Culturally Related Landscape Meanings
This dissertation project examines the emergence, narrative, and translation of traditional landscape meanings in contemporary landscape architecture projects. It uncovers a complex web of meanings, ideologies, and conflicts grounded upon different cultural and historical interpretations. On this basis, the dissertation argues for a mediating approach in landscape architecture More
disP 56/1, März 2020
disP – The Planning Review, Volume 56, Issue 1, March 2020 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.
disP 55/4, Dezember 2019
disP – The Planning Review, Volume 55, Issue 4, December 2019 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.
SRF Kultur: Publikation «Mutation und Morphose. Landschaft als Aggregat». Die Sammlung als Werkzeug
Ein regelrechtes Kuriositätenkabinett hat der Landschaftsarchitekt Günther Vogt gesammelt, ein Puzzle der Welt, die er in seinem Buch Mutation und Morphose entfaltet. «Das Sammeln ist eine Möglichkeit, sich die Welt zu erklären», schreibt der Landschaftsarchitekt Günther Vogt darin. In diesem wuchtigen Buch gibt er Einblick in die kollektive Entwurfsarbeit More
18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting: Urban planning and policy-making with/without/against national states
6. + 7. November 2020 | Organization: Prof. David Kaufmann, ETH Zürich. This panel is part of the stream «Cities, Regions, Economies»; Stream organizers: Sven Daniel Wolfe and Julio Paulos.
From Collective Learning to Collective Action. Where Social Psychology and Design Thinking Meet
Spatial design is often confronted with an immense diversity of transformation processes. As a designer it is often difficult to fully acknowledge this immanent complexity and find a position to intervene. How can we answer questions as ‘With whom do I collaborate? How does personal transformation play a More
Caring for Diversity. Local Practices of Countering Exclusion in Urban Housing
Access to and the safeguarding of suitable and affordable housing is difficult for disadvantaged groups in Swiss cities as such groups often include people with few professional qualifications, various kinds of handicaps, and few financial resources. Among them are migrants and refugees, elderly people, and the «working poor», More
Eine Zürcher Karte der Raumqualität aus Sicht der Bevölkerung – machen Sie mit?
Wie nehmen wir unseren Lebensraum wahr? Wie erleben wir die Atmosphäre eines Ortes, wo fühlen wir uns sicher, wo fühlen wir uns gut? Diese Fragen werden umso wichtiger, je mehr Menschen in städtischen Gebieten leben. Ziel von Streetwise ist es, das Wissen und die Betroffenheit der Bevölkerung für More
Mobility Behaviour in Switzerland: Coronavirus Study
To slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the population has been instructed to stay at home if possible. This measure consequently has a major impact on our daily mobility behaviour. But who is being affected, and how?
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.
Participatory Land-use Modelling to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation Applying a Landscape Approach (PLUMALA)
Following the six-year r4d project «managing telecoupled landscapes», PLUS received an r4d Transformation Accelerating Grant to continue its work in northeastern Madagascar. Based on the developed land-use change scenarios, a collaborative visioning and planning will be conducted over a period of twelve months. For this project, PLUS collaborates More
Das NFP 70-Projekt «ENERGYSCAPE» untersuchte gesellschaftliche Präferenzen für eine Landschaftsentwicklung durch Infrastrukturen erneuerbarer Energien. Die aus den Ergebnissen abgeleiteten Empfehlungen können helfen, die landschaftliche Beurteilung von Anlagen erneuerbarer Energien aus Sicht der Bevölkerung in Landschaftsentwicklungskonzepten besser zu berücksichtigen. Ulrike Wissen Hayek, PLUS
Designing for Circularity in a Real-world context: Understanding Cooperative Benefits to Foster Individual Action for a Regenerative Economy
What are key skillsets of the next generation’s planners, designers, architects or engineers? The instrumental and social capacities to creatively cope with complexity, within ever changing environments, in a cooperative way surely are amongst them. Systemic Design Labs are ETH Innovedum financed real-world experimental courses that foster such More
Landscape In-Between: A River and a Backyard
Addressing the former industrial area of Acetati in Verbania (IT), on the northern Italian shore of Lago Maggiore, the project sets out to explore the ambiguous nature of contemporary residual landscapes. With an attitude of carefully collecting and radically exposing materials, flows, historical layers and traces of production, More
Co-opolis: The Collective Production of the City
Video now online! As urbanization intensifies all over the world, so do contestations over how city space is produced. Citizens, politicians, urban designers and architects become increasingly aware of the fact that the city can no longer be solely developed as the playing field of private interests or More
Urban Design as Commoning: Remembering the History of Participation
Under the headers of ‘collaboration’, ‘participatory design’ and ‘co-production’ participation is nowadays at the centre of the debate on urban design. Architects and urban designers are developing new concepts, tools and roles to comply with these new participatory modi operandi. However, it seems that it is sometimes forgotten More
ABGESAGT: Haushälterische Bodennutzung
Im Rahmen der Vorlesung «Haushälterische Bodennutzung» werden interessante und kompetente Gastreferenten eingeladen. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht notwendig.
BIS AUF WEITERES GESCHLOSSEN: Ausstellung und Begleitveranstaltungen «Frau Architekt» im ZAZ
28.2.–10.5.2020 | Öffnungszeiten: Mi–So, 14–18 Uhr | ZAZ Zentrum Architektur Zürich Höschgasse 3, 8008 Zürich.
POSTPONED: 7th SCCER Mobility Annual Conference
23 November 2020 (tentative) | ETH Zurich. As 7 years of SCCER Mobility slowly draw to an end, we invite you to this conference to present a synthesis of the competence center, to review the most relevant research results of each capacity area and conclude with an outlook on More
ABGESAGT Belgrade Unbuilt / Negrađeni Beograd. Discovering Nature in the Era of the Anthropocene
Summer 2020, Belgrade, Serbia | 6 international design workshops on architecture and territory. Workshop 1: 21 April–25 April 2020 with Bas Princen. Workshop 2: 29 June–4 July 2020 with Momoyo Kaijima. Workshop 3–6: (tbc). A series of consecutive research and design workshops dedicated to the future of Belgrade’s More
Sessions on Territory – Beyond Techno-fix
5 sessions on selected Mondays, 16:00–18:00 | Architecture of Territory, Prof. Milica Topalović Lecture Series | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, ONA Focushalle E7, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50.
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.
Sociology: Memories of Zurich West
On Tuesdays, starting 21 February, 12:45–14:30 | Elective Course | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL C 10.2. Lecturers: Sandra Guinand, Christian Schmid.
POSTPONED: Public Space: The Real and the Ideal
2 to 5 July 2021 | 5th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture | Monte Verità (near Locarno), Switzerland. Keynote speakers: Margaret Crawford, Sarah Whiting. The 5th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture examines public space and its architecture More
Democracy, Populism, and the Just City (Followed by a panel discussion)
16 November, 18:30–20:30, Covid Certificate required / apéro cancelled | University of Zürich, (external building), RAI-H-041, Rämistr. 74. Keynote by Prof. Dr. Susan Fainstein (Harvard University).
The City Represented: Visions of Urban Living
14 May | 15:00–17:00 | Final Presentations Seminar | ETH Zurich Hönggerberg, HPT C 103 Lecturer: Dr. Cathelijne Nuijsink. This seminar takes a long-running international housing ideas competition from Japan to identify key topics in architecture culture.
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 More
Wouldn’t it be Nice if Architects Started Dreaming About Building Less
20 October 2021, approx. 17:40–19:00 | Inaugural lecture Freek Persyn | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, Audimax (HG F 30).
POSTPONED: Prospective Visions for Greater Geneva Region. Inhabiting the City-Landscape of the 21st Century
24 March | Inhabiting the City-Landscape of the 21st Century | Geneva. Initiated by the Braillard Architectural Foundation in October 2018, the Greater Geneva Consultation has charged seven interdisciplinary teams to rethink the cross-border metropolis to respond to the challenges of the ecological transition.
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.
CANCELLED: Olafur Eliasson
9. März, 18:00 | Lecture | ETH Zürich, HG F 30 (Audimax). Ein neues Datum wird so bald wie möglich an dieser Stelle kommuniziert.
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 More
Toward an Urban Policy Analysis
A new Symposium called «Toward an Urban Policy Analysis» is out in PS: Political Science & Politics edited by David Kaufmann and Mara Sidney (Rutgers University). The Symposium aims to develop theoretical foundations for an urban policy analysis built from urban empirical work.
Public Space: The Real and the Ideal
5th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture. 2 to 5 July 2021 | Monte Verità (near Locarno), Switzerland.
ETH Wohnforum BBL Events: Prishtina: the Arrival and Departure City of Kosovo Diaspora
6 February, 12:30 – 14:00 | ETH Zürich Hönggerberg, HIT J 51. Lecturers: Dr. Gyler Mydyti, Post-Doctoral Researcher (Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Holder) at the Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zurich.
Screening of the Documentary Film PUSH Followed by a Discussion on the «Mehr bezahlbare Wohnungen» Initiative
30 January 2020, 18:00 – 20:00 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E 6. Push by from director Fredrik Gertten and @WGFilm. Discussion moderated by Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, senior researcher at the ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE.
Designing with the Form of the Landscape
A new approach in landscape design uses point cloud modeling to integrate spatial, aesthetic and quantitative features of the landscape. The method is applicable in any location and thus makes it useful to a wide range of topics, whether in the context of cultural, agricultural or urban landscapes, More