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Hamish Fulton, Mankingholes on the pennine Way, 1973
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Orientation

The primary interest of the Chair is urbanisation processes and the quality of public spaces. For the Chair, landscape architecture is seen as a part of the city in a changing relationship to topography, architecture and infrastructure. Up until now, the image of landscape has been dominated by an Arcadian ideal. However, only when landscape is perceived as the many-layered result of natural, cultural and social processes can it be further developed into a specific, atmospheric and living urban landscape.

In teaching, the Chair imparts knowledge of landscape architectonic elements and types. It is also especially interested in the conceptual and sensual aspects of the design process. In Process Cartography, the individual steps of the design are deliberated, while the interdisciplinary project, Discourse on Tools, discusses and compares analogue and digital design instruments and presentation media. The Chair’s research plans include studying new urban qualities in the metropolitan spaces of Zurich, in the public spaces in the Alps, and in the street as the everyday – and least considered – urban free space. 

 

Walking
Place
Design
Process Cartography
Model
Typology
Space
Theory of space
Public space
Hyperculturality
Urban nature
Images