Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo (UTPS)

The Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo (UTPS) aims to support the modernisation of the integrated urban planning system in Sarajevo Canton, and the creation of better conditions for sustainable climate resilient socio-economic development. The project is supported by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and corresponds with Switzerland’s foreign policy strategy Plus


16. May 2024, 18:00- 19:30 | ETH Zürich, Campus Hönggerberg, HIL E67 / Red Hell

LUS Doctoral Crits AS 2024 & Book Launch

30. May 2024, 12:30 – 18:45 | ETH Zurich, ONA, DiD.

Research Assistant – Architecture and Urban Design

60%, Zurich, fixed-term.

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

100 Ideas for the Western Balkans: Designing Urban Imaginaries

11 March – 8 April 2024 | Exhibition | Tirana, Albania, Pyramid of Tirana.

NSL Forum & Cycling Research Board

4 – 6 September 2024 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E3 and HIT. Today’s design reflects the car-oriented consensus, which was formulated between the 1930’s and 1950’s and adopted around the world since then. The climate crisis challenges this orientation and asks for designs which emphasize the micro-mobility. Plus

NSL Forum & Cycling Research Board

4 – 6 September 2024 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E3 and HIT. Today’s design reflects the car-oriented consensus, which was formulated between the 1930’s and 1950’s and adopted around the world since then. The climate crisis challenges this orientation and asks for designs which emphasize micro-mobility. The Plus

LUS Doctoral Crits

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

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.

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.

Days of Architecture Sarajevo

15 September – 27 October | Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. This year’s Days of Architecture festival in Sarajevo celebrates the upcoming 40th anniversary of the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Winter Games.

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.

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 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.

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.

Bright environments: Daylight in Sustainable Building Design

25 August 2023, 8:30-18:00 | Conference | ETH Zürich, HIB 52 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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

«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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus