825351 SE Territorial Strategies

winter semester 2021/2022 | Last update: 01.10.2021 Place course on memo list
SE Territorial Strategies
SE 3
every 2 weeks

The students acquire individual but broadly diversified knowledge and skills in various fields of architecture. They develop a strategic understanding for the integration of technical knowledge into the conception, planning, implementation and teaching of architecture.

This course sets out to explore the role of agricultural territories as altered environments within an extended urban landscape.

Specific case studies within the Alpine region will be investigated in an attempt to define the extent to which altered environments function as part of a greater ‘urban’ environment. The case studies in relation to various environments (urban/rural/natural) will be analyzed through the use of exploratory methods including: data analysis, cartographic representation, and visual storytelling.

Human interventions, both minor and complex, have reshaped the natural environment altering it to an unrecognizable degree – resulting in the development of an altered/built environment. Our current geological time period, the Epoch of the Anthropocene, is a consequence of the compiling of these altered environments. It is therefore integral that subtopics of ecology + environment, place + culture, scale + perspective, sense + device (technology) be considered. As Alpine territories are continuously developed their historic role and strategic geographic location as trade and access point between northern Europe and Mediterranean territories – and the world beyond – will be reconfigured.

The goal is to develop a series of maps and diagrams, which tell a coherent narrative on the physical formation of land(scape) within the Alps using agricultural territories as the protagonist.

Course examination according to § 7, statute section on "study-law regulations".

(Detailed reading list tbd)

All course meetings will be held online - Submissions will be digital
Current Schedule (subject to change)

Di. 02.03 - Intro + Task Assignment (1pm – 3pm)

Fr. 05.03 - Lecture 1 + Research Roundtable (1pm – 5pm)

Di. 09.03 - Lecture 2 + Research Roundtable (1pm – 5pm)

Fi. 12.03 - Quick Presentation (1pm – 3pm)

Di. 16.03 - Graphic Review (1pm – 3pm)

Di. 23.03 - Phase 1 Presentation (1pm – 5pm)

4 Additional Meetings TBD (Di 1pm – 3pm) + Final Presentation Tentatively Scheduled for June 8th (2pm - 6pm)

Attendance and participation are mandatory. One session (2hrs) may be missed, additional missed sessions will reduce overall course note. Failure to complete assignments, or multiple absences may result in a negative note.

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