Christian Schmid: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2022

NameHerr Prof. Christian Schmid
Adresse
Lehre Architektur
ETH Zürich, HIL E 64.2
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 633 32 53
E-Mailschmid@arch.ethz.ch
DepartementArchitektur
BeziehungTitularprofessor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
052-0703-00LSoziologie I Information 2 KP2VC. Schmid, I. Apostol, N. Bathla, A. Hertzog-Fraser
KurzbeschreibungDie Vorlesung Soziologie I untersucht den Zusammenhang zwischen gesellschaftlicher und baulicher Entwicklung aus einer makrosoziologischen Perspektive. Sie behandelt zentrale Aspekte des sozialen Wandels, historische und aktuelle Formen der Urbanisierung sowie exemplarische Urbanisierungsmodelle einzelner Städte.
LernzielDie Vorlesungsreihe soll den Studierenden die Fähigkeit vermitteln, Architektur in ihrem gesellschaftlichen Kontext zu begreifen.
InhaltDie Vorlesung Soziologie I geht von einer makrosoziologischen Betrachtung aus und untersucht den Zusammenhang zwischen gesellschaftlicher und baulicher Entwicklung. In einem ersten Schritt werden einige zentrale Aspekte des sozialen Wandels thematisiert, insbesondere der Übergang vom Fordismus zum Neoliberalismus sowie die miteinander verschränkten Prozesse der Globalisierung und der Regionalisierung. Der zweite Teil befasst sich mit historischen und aktuellen Formen der Urbanisierung. Er behandelt unter anderem die veränderte Bedeutung des Gegensatzes von Stadt und Land; die Prozesse der Suburbanisierung, der Periurbanisierung und der planetaren Urbanisierung; die Herausbildung von Global Cities und Metropolitanregionen; die Entstehung von neuen urbanen Konfigurationen im Zentrum (Gentrifizierung) und in der urbanen Peripherie (Edge City, Exopolis, neue urbane Intensität). In einem dritten Teil werden diese allgemeinen Prozesse anhand konkreter Fallbeispiele anschaulich gemacht: Manchester, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris und Zürich
LiteraturEine ausführliche Textsammlung wird abgegeben.
052-0723-22LSociology: Henri Lefebvre and the Theory of the Production of Space - Theory Seminar Information
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 40-50
2 KP2SC. Schmid, N. Bathla
KurzbeschreibungThis theory seminar discusses the new book on Henri Lefebvre by Christian Schmid. We will read and discuss a chapter of this book every week.
LernzielParticipants will be expected to engage actively in:
- reading, debating and discussing a scholarly text

The goals of this course include:
- acquiring new skills in reading and applying a theoretical text
- strengthening ability to read, present and debate academic texts
- getting familiar with one of the most important theories on space and the urban in social sciences
InhaltOn the occasion of the publication of the forthcoming book 'Henri Lefebvre and the Theory of the Production of Space' by Christian Schmid, we are organising a special seminar in the autumn semester 2022 in which we will read and discuss the book together.

The book will be published by Verso in November 2022, and offers an encompassing, systematic, and accessible introduction to Lefebvre’s theory of space and the urban. We will provide pre-print copies of the individual chapters to the seminar participants.
SkriptOn the book:

Henri Lefebvre developed an extraordinarily and far-reaching spatio-temporal theory of society that is today widely applied in humanities and social sciences, particularly in urban studies, human geography, sociology, cultural anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, literature, cultural studies and the arts, and also in architecture, urban design and planning.
This book provides the first systematic reconstruction of Lefebvre’s theory of the production of space. While many receptions represent Lefebvre’s work as a collection of inspiring but disparate thoughts and reflections, this book starts from the thesis of coherence, assuming that this work is distinguished by a continuity of concepts and categories that are connected in a consistent way. It reveals the epistemological context of this theory in French philosophy and in the German dialectic (Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche), and explores the historical development of the core concepts. It illuminates Lefebvre’s understanding of everyday life, the right to the city, the thesis of the complete urbanization of society, and the intrinsic relationship between space and the state. It explains the famous double triad of the production of space: perceived, conceived and lived space – and spatial practice, representation of space and spaces of representation. And it develops a dialectical matrix of a theory of society, which is based on the core categories of spatio-temporal dimensions, levels, and configurations of social reality. It also gives an overview on the different Lefebvre receptions and discusses a wide range of applications of his concepts in various research fields.

For further information see: https://www.versobooks.com/books/4089-henri-lefebvre-and-the-theory-of-the-production-of-space
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course will be held in English. Participants must be able to read and speak English.

In order to make the seminar open to a wider audience, we are organising it hybrid – over Zoom and in-person.

Places are limited. Please send a short application expressing your interest in the seminar to bathla@arch.ethz.ch
063-0701-22LMethoden der Stadtforschung Information 2 KP2GC. Schmid, I. Apostol, N. Bathla, A. Hertzog-Fraser
KurzbeschreibungDie Dozentur Soziologie präsentiert einen Rückblick auf zwei Jahrzehnte sozialwissenschaftliche Stadtforschung am Departement Architektur der ETH Zürich. Im Rahmen dieser Vortragsreihe stellen Forscherinnen und Forscher die Methoden, Erfahrungen und Ergebnisse einiger wichtiger Stadtforschungsprojekte vor, die in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten am Departement durchgeführt worden sind.
LernzielDie Veranstaltungsreihe präsentiert die von der Dozentur Soziologie über Jahre entwickelte Methodik der sozialwissenschaftlichen Analyse, die im Architektur- und Städtebau eingesetzt werden kann. Sie vermittelt praktische Erfahrungen mit den Ergebnissen der SNF-Studie zur Analyse urbaner Qualitäten und diskutiert die Aktualität des Projektes "Die Schweiz: ein städtebauliches Portrait" des ETH-Studio Basel. Darüber hinaus gibt sie einen Einblick in die internationale Forschung zu Urbanisierungsprozessen in grossen Metropolen und in Gebieten, die durch extensive Urbanisierung geprägt sind. Die Veranstaltungsreihe gibt damit einen kaleidoskopischen Überblick über die vielfältigen Methoden, die heute in der Stadtforschung eingesetzt werden.

Benotete Semesterleistung: die Teilnehmenden erarbeiten in Zweiergruppe einen rund fünfseitigen Bericht (ca. 2000 Wörter), in dem sie eine der Methoden, die in der Vorlesungsreihe präsentiert werden, zusammenfassen. Bitte verfassen Sie eine Beschreibung und kritische Analyse dieser Methode und zeigen Sie auf, wie sie diese Methode zu einem Thema und und an einem Ort Ihrer Wahl anwenden würden.
Inhalt22.09. Die Anfänge: Öffentliche Räume und Zürich West
Christina Schumacher, Bernadette Fülscher, Verena Poloni und Cordula Püstow

29.09. 21 Years of Urban Sociology at the Department of Architecture
Christian Schmid

06.10. The Young Housing Cooperatives in Zürich and the INURA Coop Initiative
Ileana Apostol and Philipp Klaus

13.10. Soziologie im Entwurf: Methoden und Erkenntnisse
Caroline Ting

20.10. Ethnography and Urban Research
Alice Hertzog and Lindsay Howe

03.11. ETH Studio Basel und das städtebauliche Portrait der Schweiz
Emanuel Christ, Mathias Gunz, Christian Müller Inderbitzin and Milica Topalović

10.11. Vergleichende Stadtforschung und experimentelle Methoden
Monika Streule

17.11. Urbane Qualitäten: Ein Forschungsprojekt
Lukas Küng, Simon Kretz und Thomas Kissling

24.11. Zürich erforschen
Gabriela Muri Koller

01.12. Journeys through Extended Urbanisation
Nitin Bathla

08.12 Final Discussion
064-0017-22LResearch Methods in Landscape and Urban Studies: Writing Landscapes, Writing the Urban Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 2 KP2KF. Persyn, T. Avermaete, T. Galí-Izard, H. Klumpner, C. Schmid, M. Topalovic
KurzbeschreibungThis seminar supports researchers writing on topics related to landscape, urban studies, and architecture through offering hands-on guidance and a safe space for peer-to-peer exchange. The seminar participants receive guidance on how to work with fieldwork, literature reviews, and archival research, develop arguments and narrative arcs in writing.
LernzielResearch writing can often be a solitary, arduous, and unrewarding exercise, this seminar aims to promote peer-to-peer exchange, and offer hands-on guidance and a safe space for researchers writing on topics related to landscape, urban studies, and architecture. The seminar will offer guidance as to how researchers can work with fieldwork, literature reviews, and archival research, develop arguments and narrative arcs in writing, in addition to practical tips and tricks. While the seminar is primarily geared towards supporting doctoral researchers in the dissertation-writing phase, it is open to all researchers regardless of where they might be in their research provided they are in the process of developing a work of academic writing such as research plan, a journal article, or a design manifesto.

The participants of this seminar are expected to bring a text that they would like to develop over the course of the semester. The texts can be diverse in format and length; it can be a dissertation or book chapter, journal or magazine article, or a research plan.

The seminar will alternate between inputs by invited guests, reading and discussion sessions, tutorials, and peer-review. A total of five input lectures by invited guests will be offered during the seminar, where senior academics from the Department and elsewhere will provide a behind-the-scenes look into their writing process. The invited guests will discuss as to how they structure their arguments, organise their sources and materials, and how they find inspiration for their writing process. These input lectures will be alternated with thematically organised tutorial sessions structured around the following themes: writing about fieldwork and field methods, about landscapes, about political ecology and economy, ethnographic human and other-than-human vignettes, about dwelling and urban space. In the first half of these tutorial sessions, the seminar participants will discuss and debate a requisite reading followed by a writing tutorial and feedback session based on the texts. The seminar participants can choose to present the work developed during the seminar at the LUS Doctoral Crits organised at the end of the semester.
InhaltThe format will provide an overarching methodological meta-theme, to be defined prior to the event. One external guest critic will be invited. In this case, each presentation will conclude with a discussion round, providing sufficiently detailed feedback for every doctoral candidate.
Skript22.09 – EXERCISES IN STYLE
29.09 – Ethnography from the field and archive – ADAM JASPER
06.10 – Writing spatially, writing otherwise - MATTHEW CRITCHLEY
13.10 – Indigenous Landscape Urbanism - KELLY SHANNON
03.11 – Informed gardening activism - BARBARA VAN DYCK
10.11 – Ordering the unfamiliar - ANNE HULTZSCH
17.11 – Landscape, dwelling, and the political ecology - MAAN BARUA
24.11 – From notes to narrative - NIKOS MAGOULIOTIS
01.12 – Imagining the invisible - NANCY COULING
08.12 – Writing in the Planetary Age - HOLLYAMBER KENNEDY
15.12 – LUS Doc Crits
LiteraturBarua, M. (2014) ‘Bio-geo-graphy: Landscape, dwelling, and the political ecology of human-elephant relations’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32(5), pp. 915–934.

Crysler, C.G. (2003) Writing Spaces: Discourses of Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment, 1960–2000. London: Routledge. Available at: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203402689.

Eco, U. (2015) How to write a thesis. MIT Press.
Geertz, C. (1973) ‘Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture 1973’.

Hultzsch, A. (2017) Architecture, travellers and writers: Constructing histories of perception 1640-1950. Routledge.

Jackson Jr, J.L. (2013) Thin description. Harvard University Press.

Jon, I. (2021) ‘The City We Want: Against the Banality of Urban Planning Research’, Planning Theory & Practice, 22(2), pp. 321–328. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2021.1893588.

Kennedy, H. (2019) ‘Infrastructures of “Legitimate Violence”: The Prussian Settlement Commission, Internal Colonization, and the Migrant Remainder’, Grey Room, pp. 58–97.

Madden, M. (2005) 99 ways to tell a story: exercises in style. Penguin.

Malm, A. (2013) ‘The origins of fossil capital: From water to steam in the British cotton industry’, Historical Materialism, 21(1), pp. 15–68.

Malm, A. (2016) Fossil capital: The rise of steam power and the roots of global warming. Verso Books.

Malm, A. and Hornborg, A. (2014) ‘The geology of mankind? A critique of the Anthropocene narrative’, The Anthropocene Review, 1(1), pp. 62–69.

Marcus, G.E. (1995) ‘Ethnography in/of the world system: The emergence of multi-sited ethnography’, Annual review of anthropology, 24(1), pp. 95–117.

Narayan, K. (2012) Alive in the Writing: Crafting Ethnography in the Company of Chekhov. University of Chicago Press.

Queneau, R. (2018) Exercises in style. Alma Books.

Shannon, K. and Manawadu, S. (2007) ‘Indigenous Landscape Urbanism: Sri Lanka’s Reservoir & Tank System’, Journal of Landscape Architecture, 2(2), pp. 6–17. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/18626033.2007.9723384.

Soja, E. (2003) ‘Writing the city spatially1’, City, 7(3), pp. 269–280. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/1360481032000157478.

Tornaghi, C. and Van Dyck, B. (2015) ‘informed gardening activism: steering the public food and land agenda’, Local Environment, 20(10), pp. 1247–1264.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe seminar is joint-organized by the chairs of the professors H. Klumpner, Ch. Girot, G. Vogt and M. Angélil (who in HS18 is mainly responsible for the course (one full-day event in the academic semester).

Participants in both cases will be expected to submit single-page abstracts of their papers in advance and to make a presentation of app. 20 minutes at the colloquium. The discussion rounds will be moderated by the organizing professor and the invited guests.

Enrolment on agreement with the lecturer only.