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«Der Begriff der alpinen Brache war eine Provokation»

Der Soziologieprofessor Christian Schmid wird dieses Jahr emeritiert. Im Interview blickt er zurück auf seine Zeit am ETH Studio Basel, das mit dem Buch «Die Schweiz: ein städtebauliches Porträt» für Diskussionen gesorgt hat und dessen Publikationen ab Mai als Open Access online frei zugänglich sind. Zum Interview

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More than Human Cinema

27 March 2024, 19:00 | L200, Langstrasse 200, Zürich. Short films night hosted by the Future Cities Lab Global.

Assistenzprofessur (Tenure Track) für Landschaftsarchitektur

The Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-​mentioned position. The assistant professorship is located at the Institute for Landscape and Urban Studies. Job description

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ETH STUDIO BASEL Open Access: Public Launch

7 May 2024, 16:00–19:00 | with Apéro | ETH Zürich, main building, HG F30 Audimax.

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Abschlussvorlesung / Final Lecture Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid: No Condition is Permanent

2 May 2024, 18:15–19:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E3.

Poster of the lecture series "The Agrarian Question"

The Agrarian Question: From Colonialism to Urban Agriculture

on Thursdays, spring semester 2024, 15:45-17:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL D 10.2

LUS Doctoral Crits

15 December 2023, 13:30 – 17:30 | ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, ONA G41, Neunbrunnenstr. 50.

NSL Colloquium Planetary Urbanisation: Video now Online!

You missed the keynote speech of Roberto Luís Monte-Mór about extended urbanisation in the Brazilian Amazonia? Or you would like to pick and see one of the panels only? The choice is: New Urban Vocabularies, Concepts of Extended Urbanisation, Agrarian Urbanisms, Urban Design and Territories of Extended Urbanisation, Plus

Hausfassaden in Zürich. Foto von Leonie Pock, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE

Prof. Maria Conen und Prof. Dr. Elli Mosayebi erneuern das Direktorium des ETH Wohnforum

Die Departementsleitung Architektur der ETH Zürich hat Prof. Maria Conen und Prof. Dr. Elli Mosayebi ins Leitungsgremium des ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE gewählt. Sie treten ihre Position am 1. November 2023 als Nachfolgerinnen von Prof. Hubert Klumpner und Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid, langjährige Mitglieder des Direktoriums, an.

More Than Human Cinema

7.11. | ETH Zürich Hönggerberg and L200, Zürich. Featuring innovative experimental documentaries reflecting on various aspects of the built environment, this film series will take place over three dates across the Autumn 2023 Semester.

Planetary Urbanisation – Aufruf zur Tat | Agrifutures Zürich – Agrarökologisches Gestalten

Ausstellung: 6. Okt – 17. Dez 2023 | ZAZ BELLERIVE, Zentrum Architektur Zürich, Höschgasse 3, 8008 Zürich.

LUS Talks 2023

12.10.-6.12., 18:30-19:30 | ETH Zürich, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, Design in Dialog Lab & L200, Langstr. 200, Zürich. The LUS Talks is a public lecture series, which addresses critical questions in the field of landscape and urban studies.

Plakat FCL Conference and Exhibition 2023

Future Cities Laboratory Global Conference and Exhibition

12 – 13 October | ETH Zurich, Rämistr. 101. It is no longer enough to promote innovative science and design, we need to move from research to action. Keynotes: Peter Sloterdijk, Pierre de Meuron, Momoyo Kaijima and others.

Poster of the Book launch "Lively Cities" in Liechtenstein

Lively Cities

Book Launch and Doctoral Colloquium, 26. & 27.10 2023 | Lively Cities departs from conventions of urban studies to argue that cities are lived achievements forged by a multitude of entities – human and nonhuman – that make up the material politics of city making.

Researching Otherwise: Pluriversal Methods for Landscape and Urban Research

LUS Methodology Seminar, autumn 2023 | on fridays, 10-12, ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E 67.

Planetary Urbanisation: Agendas for Research and Action

18, 19, 20 October 2023, colloquium and exhibition. Link to the video of this event The conference debates themes including patterns and processes of urbanisation in agricultural territories, processes of extractivism, and the role of infrastructure, movements of people, goods and resources, and the state space in relation Plus

31st INURA Conference – The Right to the Planet

29-31 May 2023 | ETH Zürich. Since 1991 the INURA conference has been combining urban research and action using a very successful format: A few days in a city guided by local groups, when the INURA conference creates opportunities for local and international exchanges, and a few days Plus

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.

Cover der Publikation Henri Lefebvre and the Theory of the Production of Space
by Christian Schmid

Henri Lefebvre and the Theory of the Production of Space

25 May, 18:30 – 20:00 (NEW TIME!) | Hochparterre Bücher AG, Schöneggstrasse 27, 8004 Zürich. Discussion with: Ileana Apostol, Stefan Kipfer, Alvaro Sevilla Buitrago, Christian Schmid, Nitin Bathla. This book presents an encompassing, detailed and thorough overview of Lefebvre’s theory of space and of the urban.

Film des NSL Kolloquiums jetzt online: Städtische Verdichtung und Verdrängung

Sie haben das Kolloquium verpasst? Die Filmaufnahme ist jetzt online! Wir befinden uns in einer der grössten Abbruchwelle der Stadt Zürich. Diese dramatische Entwicklung polarisiert, die sozialen Auswirkungen auf die Stadt Zürich (und anderswo) muss diskutiert werden. Erreichen wir das erwünschte Ziel mit Abbrüchen von erschwinglichem Wohnraum? Wie Plus

Cover of the publication "Unearthing Traces"

Unearthing Traces

Archival power, silences, and absences profoundly shape and structure postcolonial landscapes, spaces, and urban environments by controlling bodies, histories, and interactions.

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Podcast: On Peripheralisation.

A discussion with Shubhra Gururani, Christian Schmid, Michael Lukas, Giulia Torino, Metaxia Markaki, and Faiq Mari How do «peripheries» form? And how does urbanization generate processes of peripheralization? Today, novel patterns of urbanization are crystallizing in agricultural areas and in remote landscapes, challenging inherited conceptions of the urban Plus

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The Agrarian Question: From Colonialism to Urban Agriculture

Lectures, Spring Semester 2023 | Thursdays 16:00-18:00 | ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, ONA E7 Fokushalle.

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Writing Urban Landscapes of the Anthropocene

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

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.

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

Henri Lefebvre and the Theory of the Production of Space

Starting 23 September on Fridays, 12:00 – 14:00 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HCP E 47.2 | Elective Course / Urban Theory Seminar.

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Writing Landscapes, Writing the Urban

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

Methoden der Stadtforschung: 21 Years of Urban Sociology

PROGRAMM GEÄNDERT! 22. September bis 8. Dezember 2022, jeweils Donnerstag, 13:45 – 15:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E1. Diese Vorlesungsreihe vermittelt einen Rückblick auf die Arbeit der Dozentur Soziologie am D-ARCH und einen aktuellen Überblick über sozialwissenschaftliche Stadtforschung.

«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 Plus

L200 entrance showcasing two explanatory panels including the question «What is this?» (Was ist das?) and the main motto «Also your Space» (Auch Dein Raum)

Rhythmic Transformations: the L200 Hybrid Space in Zurich

A centrally located hybrid community space in Zurich, at Langstrasse 200, by the name L200, is being shaped since 2018 through a co-creation process, a series of self-organization experiments with an action-oriented participatory design process. By bridging a multitude of social worlds in a small lively place, L200 Plus

Agrarian Questions Under Extended Urbanisation

Starting 24 February 2022 on Thursdays, 16:00 – 18:00 | Elective Course / Urban Theory Seminar | ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, Fokushalle ONA E7.

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.

More than Human. Cinema

7 March – 2 May | Film Screenings and Discussions.

Call for Papers: RC21 2022

Deadline: 31 January 2022 | Conference: 24-26 August in Athens, Greece. Panel 26 Peripheralisation: The production of ex-centric places as an ordinary process of extended urbanisation. Conveners: Christian Schmid, Metaxia Markaki | ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Gründung upZ (urban publics Zürich)

upZ (urban publics Zürich) fördert den Dialog zwischen Stadtforschung, Stadtgesellschaft und Stadtpolitik. Sie verfolgen zwei Ziele: Erstens wollen sie international ausgerichtete urbane Forschung und Praktiken in Zürich verankern und weiterentwickeln. Zweitens wollen sie Verbindungen zwischen städtischen Akteuren in Forschung, Politik, Aktivismus, Hochschulen und Zivilgesellschaft stärken, um den öffentlichen Plus

Sociology: African Urbanties

Starting 24 September on Fridays, 16:00–18:00 | Elective Course | A Research Seminar | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HCP E47.4. Lecturers: Alice Hertzog-Fraser, Nitin Bathla, Christian Schmid. Africa is an increasingly urban continent. How is this urbanity being produced? What form is it taking? And how is it being Plus

Urbane Räume: 4 Positionen

28. Oktober 2021 bis 13. März 2022 | Ausstellung | Zentrum Architektur Zürich ZAZ, Höschgasse 3, 8008 Zürich.

Filmstill aus: Lockdown Lucerne von Elmar Bossard, 2020.

NSL Forum: Pandemie? Mitten im Klimawandel. Was bedeutet das für die räumliche Entwicklung der Schweiz? Ein Dialog.

Video jetzt online! In einem Dialog für Praxis und Hochschulen nahm das Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) der ETH Zürich am 11. November im Volkshaus Zürich eine Standortbestimmung für die räumliche Entwicklung in der Schweiz vor. Ausgangspunkt bildeten Erkenntnisse aus der Pandemiesituation, Hintergrund der Klimawandel. Die Tagung war Plus

Philippe Rekacewicz with Alice Hertzog, 2020 © ETH Zurich

Worlds of Planetary Urbanization

22 May to 21 November 2021 | 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice: How will we live together? | Neil Brenner (Urban Theory Lab-Chicago), Christian Schmid / Milica Topalović (ETH Zürich).

Territories of urban potentials for the Geneva region in 2050. The plan outlines the future land use strategy for a polycentric, equitable and ecological region. The project methodology serves as a precedent for the FCL Global research. Source: Team Grand Genève et son sol, M. Topalović, F. Hertweck, K. Kostka, N. Katsikis, 2020.

New Agendas Under Planetary Urbanisation: Designing Sustainable Agri-Urbanisms

What is the future of the manifold agricultural territories across the world that support contemporary cities? While discussions on urban sustainability have focused on cities and urban regions, many agricultural territories are equally exposed to rapid and far-reaching urban transformation processes with massive social and environmental implications, opening Plus

Sociology: Extended Urbanization – A Research Seminar

Elective Course Starting | 26 February on Fridays, 12:45–14:30 | online. Lecturers: Christian Schmid, Ileana Apostol, Lindsay Howe. Urban research is confronted today with urbanization processes that unfold far beyond the realm of agglomerations and urban regions.

ETH-EPFL Summer School: Transects Through Alpine Water Landscapes

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

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Master of Advanced Studies ETH EPFL in Urban and Territorial Design

Call for applications PROLONGED until 30 June 2021. Urban and territorial design has acquired a new meaning and urgency. From drivers of progress to the source of planetary hazards, the impacts of cities and wider urbanisation processes are being recast in the public sphere. The critical examination of Plus

Architektur für einen Planeten in der Krise | Architecture for a Broken Planet

26.3.–29.8.2021 | ZAZ Zentrum Architektur Zürich. «Critical Care» ist eine Ausstellung des Architekturzentrum Wien und wurde dort erstmals 2019 gezeigt.

Planetary Urbanization: a Theory Seminar

Elective Course | Starting 25 September on Fridays, 14:00–16:00 | online. Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid, Dr. Lindsay Blair Howe. Today, urbanization has achieved a planetary reach; novel patterns of urbanization are crystallizing across diverse environments, in agricultural areas, in the space of what may appear to be Plus

Movements of the 1980s

5 December 2020, 16:00–19:00 | Web-Conference. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, many social movements and uprisings were erupting in large and small cities across Western Europe, such as the movimento del’ 77 in ltaly, the Hausbesetzungen in Berlin, the fight against runway west in Frankfurt, the Plus

ZÜRICH 1980. Bewegter Alltag: Fotografien von Gertrud Vogler / Poetische Provokationen: Die Sprache der Bewegung

3. September 2020 – 17. Januar 2021 | Zentrum Architektur Zürich ZAZ, Höschgasse 3, 8008 Zürich. Vor 40 Jahren wurde Zürich von einer urbanen Revolte erschüttert. Es war eine Rebellion gegen einen normierten und kontrollierten Alltag, gegen ein biederes, engstirniges und repressives soziales Klima, ein erbitterter und lustvoller Plus

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.