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15.03.2021
OIL SPACES: EXPLORING THE GLOBAL PETROLEUMSCAPE
Carola Hein in conversation with Neeraj Bathia
In this lecture, Carola Hein introduces the concept of the petroleumscape, a layered physical and social landscape that reinforces itself over time through human action. The petroleumscape includes different types of interconnected spaces—industrial, administrative, retail, and infrastructural—that are usually considered separately. The lecture examines what aspects of the petroleumscape have been highlighted, downplayed, and hidden as corporate, state, and other relevant actors have attempted to shape perceptions of petroleum and the landscape of which it is a part. Hein also outlines five key stages in the petroleumscape’s development, beginning with the innovations in obtaining petroleum that took place in Pennsylvania in 1859, when petroleum served primarily as a source of lighting fluid, and ending with recent attempts to overcome petroleum dependence.
About the Event:
The event is part of the lecture series
SESSIONS ON TERRITORY—URBANISM AS MATERIAL ACCUMULATION
MATERIALS

4 – 6 pm
Online
https://ethz.zoom.us/j/95007725252

CONCEPT AND REALISATION
Chair of Architecture and Territorial Planning
Prof. Milica Topalovic
Hans Hortig

in collaboration with
Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Harvard GSD
Prof. Dr. Charlotte Malterre-Barthes

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Goda Budvytyte

ORGANISATION
Hans Hortig

Image Credit: Oilmad, Jenna Arts.