CHAIR OF ARCHITECTURE
AND URBAN DESIGN —

PROF. KEES CHRISTIAANSE

ETH Zurich – Institute for Urban Design
ONA G41 – Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 – 8093 Zurich
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TEACHING


ELECTIVE COURSE FS16 SEMINAR


Positions on Form in the Urban Design Discourse

In this seminar we will take a journey through different positions concerning form in the post-1968 urban design discourse with special regard to the reciprocal relationships between material space and human operations. We will read and discuss early post-modern concepts of form, inspired by spatial hierarchies and patterns, as well as theories that qualify form through its performance, its social-material relations or operations of its emergence.

 

Few positions as teaser:

 

What we will do:

Following an introductory lecture, we will discuss one text each week and confront the different positions they represent with each other. Accordingly, participants will be expected to read one short text each week, to once prepare and hold a 15-minute presentation of a text and to actively participate in the discussions. Optionally, position papers can be written after the semester as elective theses. A reader with selected texts and short thematic introductions will be provided.

 

Classes: Thursdays, 5–7 PM 

Room: HIL D 60.1

Introduction: Thursday, 25.2.2016, 5 PM

Language: German / English

Participants: Max. 30

MyStudies: 051-0668-16L

ECTS: 3 credit points

 

Contact: Daniel Kiss