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SESSIONS ON TERRITORY
URBANISM BEYOND TECHNOFIX
TECHNOLOGY
SESSIONS ON TERRITORY is a series of public debates on the political economy of architecture and territory. In the name of efficiency and productivity, technology transforms spatial practices and impacts the built and natural environment, propelling us into the ongoing Anthropocene era. The seminar aims to reflect on how machines and systems of modern material culture such as AI and automation can be critically discussed in the design field—beyond techno-fix, toward a constructive response.
Every intervention by a guest speaker is followed by a panel discussion with invited respondents.
The Sessions on Territory are curated by Dr. Charlotte Malterre-Barthes for Milica Topalovic.

24.02.2020
THEO DEUTINGER
University of Art and Design in Linz
in conversation with Andreas Ruby and Andreas Kofler

02.03.2020
IRIS VAN DER TUIN AND NANNA VERHOEFF
Utrecht University
in conversation with Benjamin Dillenburger

30.03.2020
OLA SÖDERSTRÖM
Université de Neuchâtel
in conversation with Daniella Zetti and Jörg Stollman
*ONLINE*

27.04.2020
INES WEIZMAN
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
in conversation with Diana Alvarez Marin
*ONLINE*

04.05.2020
PASCAL MÜLLER
Esri R&D
in conversation with Fabio Gramazio
*ONLINE*

Selected Mondays, 4 — 5.30 pm, ONA Focushalle
HS20 elective 1 ECTS credit
Contact: Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, malterre@arch.ethz.ch
Hans Hortig, hortig@arch.ethz.ch


All sessions will be recorded and published online. Thank you to Jörg Sovinz for the video recording.
Keller Easterling — MEDIUM DESIGN
29.11.2019
in conversation with Marc Angélil, Arno Brandlhuber, Charlotte Malterre Barthes and Milica Topalović
KELLER EASTERLING is an architect, professor at Yale, and one of the most eloquent theorists of architecture and design.
In ‘Medium Design’ (Strelka Press, 2018) Easterling argues that design tools are often inadequate to address contemporary chemistries of power. Medium Design treats space as an information system and a mixing chamber for social, political, and technical networks. It inverts a typical emphasis on object over field, in order to prompt innovative thought about both spatial and non-spatial problems.

The session is made possible by the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum. We thank Andreas Ruby and Andreas Kofler for the collaboration and support.
SESSIONS ON TERRITORY
URBANISM AND THE ANTHROPOCENE
ECOLOGY II
SESSION ON TERRITORY is a series of public debates on the political economy of architecture and territory. Focusing on how the epoch of the Anthropocene reframes our conceptions of the urban and shapes new ecologies, the seminar’s objective is to unravel contemporary forces at work in the formation of the built and natural environment. Every intervention by a guest speaker is followed by a panel discussion with invited respondents.
The Sessions on Territory are a collaboration between the professorships of Marc Angelil and Milica Topalovic.

25.02.2019
JASON W. MOORE
Binghamton University
in conversation with Nikos Katsikis

15.04.2019
SASCHA ROESLER
USI Mendrisio
in conversation with Alice Hertzog

29.04. 2019
HARRY GUGGER
EPFL Laboratory Basel
in conversation with Irina Davidovici and Barbara Costa

06.05.2019
MIRRORING EFFECTS book launch
Marc Angelil and Cary Siress
in conversation with Hans Frei and Something Fantastic

13.05.2019
EMILY ELIZA SCOTT
University of Oregon
in conversation with Christoph Kueffer

Selected Mondays, 4 — 5.30 pm, ONA Focushalle
FS19 elective 1 ECTS credit
Contact: Sascha Delz, delz@arch.ethz.ch
Hans Hortig, hortig@arch.ethz.ch

See also: www.angelil.arch.ethz.ch
All sessions will be recorded and published online. Thank you to Jörg Sovinz for the video recording.

 
SESSIONS ON TERRITORY
URBANISM AND THE ANTHROPOCENE
ECOLOGY I
SESSION ON TERRITORY is a series of public debates on the political economy of architecture and territory. Focusing on how the epoch of the Anthropocene reframes our conceptions of the urban and shapes new ecologies, the seminar’s objective is to unravel contemporary forces at work in the formation of the built and natural environment, and, as importantly, to spur debates that challenge the status quo. Every intervention by a guest speaker is followed by a panel discussion with invited respondents.
The Sessions on Territory are a collaboration between the professorships of Marc Angelil and Milica Topalovic.

24.09.2018
ALON SCHWABE & DANIEL FERNÁNDEZ PASCUAL
Cooking Sections / RCA London
in conversation with Katja Jug and Jenny Rodenhouse

15.10.2018
CAIRO DESERT CITIES book launch
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, ETH Zürich
in conversation with Marc Angélil and Something Fantastic

29.10.2018
NIKOS KATSIKIS
University of Luxembourg
in conversation with Christian Schmid and Ilmar Hurkxkens

12.11.2018
ANNA-SOPHIE SPRINGER
Reassembling the Natural, Berlin
in conversation with Dubravka Sekulic

19.11.2018
EVA PFANNES & SYLVAIN HARTENBERG
OOZE, Rotterdam
in conversation with Dirk Hebel

26.11.2018
SANDRA BARTOLI
Büro für Konstruktivismus / Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
in conversation with Tanja Herdt

Selected Mondays, 4 – 5.30 pm, ONA Focushalle
HS18 elective 1 ECTS credit

Contact: Sascha Delz, delz@arch.ethz.ch
Hans Hortig. hortig@arch.ethz.ch
See also: www.angelil.arch.ethz.ch/SOT
All sessions will be recorded and published online. Thank you to Jörg Sovinz for the video recording.
SESSIONS ON TERRITORY
URBANISM BEYOND NEOLIBERALISM
PROJECT
SESSIONS ON TERRITORY are public debates on the political economy of architecture and territory within and beyond the neoliberal order. Urbanism, as architectural discipline, has been exhausted by the effects of neoliberal globalization—the power of the urban project has been diminished. The upcoming sessions want to ask “Whatever happened to urbanism?” by spurring debates that challenge the status quo. They bring together architects and other urban protagonists, who give a new meaning to the notion of a project for the urban realm. Every intervention will be followed by a discussion with invited respondents.

The Sessions on Territory are a collaboration between the professorships of Marc Angelil and Milica Topalovic.

26.02.2018
MOMOYO KAIJIMA
ETH Zurich
in conversation with Bas Princen

05.03.2018
MILICA TOPALOVIĆ
ETH Zurich
with an introduction by Philip Ursprung

26.03.2018
RAQUEL ROLNIK
FAU University of São Paulo
in conversation with Charlotte Malterre–Barthes

09.04.2018
STEFANO BOERI
Politecnico di Milano
in conversation with Anne Lacaton

14.05.2018
MICHAEL DEAR
UC Berkeley
in conversation with Benedikt Korf

Selected Mondays, 4 – 5.30 pm, ONA Focushalle
FS18 elective 1 ECTS credit

Contact: Sascha Delz, delz@arch.ethz.ch
Ferdinand Pappenheim, pappenheim@arch.ethz.ch
See also: www.angelil.arch.ethz.ch/SOT

All sessions will be recorded and published online. Thank you to Jörg Sovinz for the video recording.
SESSIONS ON TERRITORY
URBANISM BEYOND NEOLIBERALISM
POWER
Sessions on Territory is a series of public debates on the political economy of architecture and territory within and beyond the neoliberal order. The seminar’s objective is to unravel forces at work in the formation and the perception of the contemporary city, and, as importantly, to spur debates that challenge the status quo. Every intervention by a guest speaker will be followed by a panel discussion with invited respondents. This semester’s series on POWER constitutes the first installment of Sessions on Territory—Urbanism Beyond Neoliberalism.
The Sessions on Territory are a collaboration between the professorships of Marc Angelil and Milica Topalovic. 

25.09.2017
The Property Drama
ARNO BRANDHUBER & CHRISTOPHER ROTH
architect & film maker, ETH Zurich
in conversation with Patrik Schumacher and Alexander Lehnerer

30.10.2017
STEPHAN TRÜBY
architectural & cultural researcher, TU Munich
in conversation with Something Fantastic and Charlotte Malterre-Barthes

13.11.2017
JENNIFER ROBINSON
geographer, UC London
in conversation with Christian Schmid and Benedikt Korf

20.11.2017
ANDRÉS JAQUE
architect/researcher, Columbia University NYC
in conversation with Andreas Ruby

27.11.2017
FRANÇOIS CHARBONNET
architect, MADE IN, Geneva
in conversation with Daniel Niggli

Selected Mondays, 4 – 5.30 pm, ONA Focushalle
HS2017 elective 1 ECTS credit

Contact: Sascha Delz, delz@arch.ethz.ch
Ferdinand Pappenheim, pappenheim@arch.ethz.ch
See also: www.angelil.arch.ethz.ch/SOT