On Tuesdays, starting 21 February, 12:45–14:30 | Elective Course | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL C 10.2.
Lecturers: Sandra Guinand, Christian Schmid.
The research seminar engages with the notion of memory, which is intimately entangled with the notion of heritage. Memory can be expressed, on one hand, as all the tangible traces that remain in the built environment, as well as all the intangible dimensions associated with a specific object, environment, or moment. The area of Zurich West is particularly suitable for this exploratory investigation, as it has experienced different layers of transformations over the past several decades. Participants will be introduced to qualitative methodological tools by first looking at archival materials, undertaking photographic surveys, and then by conducting qualitative interviews – sometimes using the photo-elicitation technique.