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TERRITORIAL DESIGN IN HISTORIES, THEORIES AND PROJECTS
"ARCHITECTURE OF TERRITORY"
Core Course
This lecture series sets up the agenda for widening the disciplinary field of architecture and urbanism from their focus on the city, or the urban in the narrow sense, to wider territorial scales, which correspond to the growing scales of contemporary urbanization. It discusses the concepts of territory and urbanisation, and their implications for the work of architects and urbanists. The course will enable students to critically discuss concepts of territory and urbanisation. It will invite students to revisit the history of architects’ work engaging with the problematic of urbanising territories and territorial organisation. The goal is to motivate and equip students to engage with territory in the present day and age, by framing our contemporary urban agenda.

20.09.2018
On Territory

27.09.2018
Architecture and Urbanisation (pre 1966)

04.10.2018
Architecture and Urbanisation (post 1966)

11.10.2018
Cartography and Representation
Guest lecture by PHILIPPE REKACEWICZ

18.10.2018
Methods in Territorial Research and Design

01.11.2018
Landscape and Image
Guest lecture by BAS PRINCEN

08.11.2018
Planetary Urbanisation: Hinterland

15.11.2018
Urbanisation of the Sea

22.11.2018
Disappearance of the Countryside

29.11.2018
Food Systems
Guest lecture by CHARLOTTE MALTERRE BARTHES

06.12.2018
Our Common Territories: An Outlook

The lectures are animated by a series of visual and conceptual exercises on A4 sheets of paper. All original student contributions will be collected and bound together, creating a unique book-object. Some of the exercises are graded and count as proof of completion.

Contact: Tobias Baitsch, baitsch@arch.ethz.ch