Lectures Automne 2018

Research seminar (Wahlfach)

Prefab society 

7 December 2018, 18:00 (final presentation)
ETH Zürich Hönggerberg, HILH 40.4

The research seminar aims to analyze examples of Swiss modular buildings dating from the 1940s to 1970s using diverse empirical material. The main focus is on the interaction between built and social/ cultural structures: how do social relations and living conditions during post-war modernism impact on the building process and how does the built environment retroact on society?
Final presentation open to all – visitors welcome!

The seminar is part of «System & Series» of ICOMOS Suisse: www.icomos.ch/workinggroup/system-serie/


Lecture Series (Wahlfach)

People at the Centre!

Housing issues, challenges&strategies in the Global South 

From 24 September 2018, on Mondays, 14:00–15:45
ETH Zurich Hönggerberg, HIL F 10.3

Coordinated and moderated by Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE

The aim of this elective course is to sensitize students about the specific urban development and housing challenges in the Global South. The concept of adequate housing will be introduced as an analytical framework to assess the viability, effectiveness, sustainability and cultural appropriateness of different housing strategies and participatory methods. A number of invited lecturers will present their projects or field research-based case studies from a number of countries including Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil and India.

24.09. Introduction (Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein) Torre David (Prof. Hubert Klumpner)
01.10. Culturally appropriate housing for the urban poor and in Bolivia (Alain Vimercati)
08.10. MCMV + APB = MCNC (Prof. Dr. Marc Angélil)
15.10. Arquitectos de Cabecera (Raül Avilla)
29.10. Tackling the housing deficit in Colombia (Daniela Sanjines)
05.11. Housing Behaviours (Prof. Momoyo Kaijima)
12.11. Design as Infrastructure (Dr. Julia King)
19.11. Foroba Yelen (Matteo Ferroni)
26.11. Dharavi <> Versoix (Matias Echonave)
03.12. People at the Centre? (Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein and Nitin Bathla)


Lecture Series

People at the Centre!

From Cooperative Housing to Liveable Neighbourhoods

From 4 October 2018 the following Thursdays: 04. 10, 18.
10., 08. 11., 29.11., 13. 12. | 17:15–18:45 | ETH Zurich Hönggerberg,
HILE67, Rote Hölle

Public lecture series coordinated and moderated by Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE

This public lecture series focuses on the role of housing cooperatives in the provision of affordable housing and liveable neighbourhoods. It will be opened by Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid with a lecture on «100 years of Housing cooperatives in Zürich: from a pioneering model of urban development to a laboratory for urban living» to be followed by a number of invited lecturers associated to the housing cooperative movement in Switzerland.

Further information to follow on: www.wohnforum.arch.ethz.ch