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OCEAN TERRITORIES
TRAVELLERS—MARITIME GEOPOLITICS,
MIGRATION AND GLOBAL TRADE
What is the ocean as a territory? Once imagined as a boundless space, largely untouched by human activity, are oceans still a common horizon bringing together the cities and peoples along their shores? Can the open nature of the sea resist the transformative forces of the carved and conflicted earthly masses it is enclosing? Is the ocean space shaped by the strategic control of resources and trade routes? What is the role of the architects in investigating, describing and visualising the urban dynamic of the ocean space? Can ocean territories be designed?

Taking different perspectives, from history, to activism, geopolitics, and design, travellers who have been crossing the global ocean following refugee migrations, onboard container ships and along ancient maritime routes, contribute elements for an urban portrait of ocean territories.

Travellers is a series of lectures and conversations about ways of perceiving, studying and portraying urban territories. Each of the guest speakers is a traveler—a person who places the direct observation and experience of urban landscapes in the core of their practice.

03.10.2016
On Refugee Camps of the Western Sahara:
MANUEL HERZ
architect/researcher
conversation with Samia Henni

17.10.2016
On Urbanisation of the Sea:
NANCY COULING
architect/researcher
conversation with Christian Schmid

31.10.2016
On the Opacity of World Trade:
SAID TO CONTAIN
artist collective
with special guests

28.11.2016
On Ambivalent Territories of ‘In-Betweenness’:
ANA DANA BEROŠ
architect/researcher
conversation with Dubravka Sekulic

05.12.2016
On the Mediterranean and its New Imaginary:
ADRIAN LAHOUD
architect/researcher and dean at
the Royal College of Art, London
in conversation with Marc Angélil and Emily Eliza Scott

Selected Mondays, 5.30 – 7.30 pm, ONA Focushalle

HS2016 elective 1 ECTS credit
Contact: Hans Hortig, hortig@arch.ethz.ch
Ferdinand Pappenheim, pappenheim@arch.ethz.ch