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TERRITORIAL DESIGN IN HISTORIES, THEORIES AND PROJECTS
"ARCHITECTURE OF TERRITORY"
Core Course
This lecture series sets up an 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 increasing scales of contemporary urbanization. It discusses the concepts of territory and urbanisation, and their implications for the work of architects and urbanists. 

19. 09. 2019
On Territory 

26. 09. 2019
Architecture and Urbanisation 

03. 10. 2019
Mapping: Environmental Thresholds
Guest lecture by BÁRBARA MAÇÃES COSTA


10. 10. 2019
Methods in Territorial Research and Design

17. 10. 2019
Nature and Image
Guest lecture by GEORG AERNI and BAS PRINCEN


31. 10. 2019
Urbanisation and Ecology
Guest lecture by CHRISTOPH KÜFFER

07. 11. 2019
Planetary Urbanisation: Hinterland

14. 11. 2019
Disappearance of the Countryside

21. 11. 2019
Territories of Grain 
Guest lecture by  CHARLOTTE MALTERRE-BARTHES

28. 11. 2019
A Critical Walk
Performative action with NAZLI TÜMERDEM

05. 12. 2019
Our Common Territories: An Outlook

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 setting out our contemporary urban agenda.

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.

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