Günther Vogt: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Prof. em. Günther Vogt
FieldLandscape Architecture
Address
Professur Landschaftsarchitektur
ETH Zürich, ONA J 25
Neunbrunnenstr. 50
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailvogt@arch.ethz.ch
DepartmentArchitecture
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
052-0717-21LTerritory of the City: Paris Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 12.
Enrolment in agreement with the lecturer only.
2 credits2GG. Vogt
AbstractThe elective deals with current transformation processes of metropolitan landscapes in Europe and introduces landscape architecture design on a territorial scale. On the basis of cartographic analysis and field trips, students will develop concrete strategies for the urban landscape of the Grand Paris.
ObjectiveThe elective introduces to the subject and complexity of the urbanized landscape and teaches the critical engagement with the challenges and potentials of current tendencies in Landscape Architecture. On the basis of a concrete study area, students examine the large-scale processes of reuse, reform and reinterpretation of metropolitan landscapes in Europe and develop new approaches and strategies on various scales. They become familiar with GIS as an analytical tool, model building as a design methodology and the representation of landscape through plans. They develop a project based on the perception of place, knowledge of landscape-architectonic typologies and conception of public space. The design process is accompanied by workshops, lectures, excursions, critiques and a workbook.
ContentDie Art und das Ausmass der Nutzung von Landschaft haben sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten grundlegend verändert. Einerseits wird die Ressource Landschaft heutzutage viel intensiver genutzt, wie dies die starke Zunahme von Rohstoffabbau und Materialtransporten sowie der massive Ausbau von Infrastrukturen verdeutlichen. Gleichzeitig wird die Nutzung in gewissen Gebieten auch extensiviert, wodurch Verbrachungs- und schliesslich Verwilderungsprozesse eintreten. Zudem sind Landschaften zunehmend rasanten und teilweise global wirkenden Veränderungen in Mobilität, Klima, Landwirtschaft, Energie und Freizeitverhalten unterworfen. In der Summe führt dies zu einer tiefgreifenden Transformation von Landschaften, wobei der Wandel uneinheitlich, ungleich und teilweise diametral erfolgt. Die historische Koexistenz und räumliche Trennung von bis anhin in die Landschaft eingelagerten Nutzungen (z.B. Landwirtschaft, Verkehr, Militär, Tourismus oder Energieproduktion) löst sich zunehmend auf. An ihre Stelle tritt eine operationalisierte Landschaft, in die im metropolitanen Kontext oftmals auch informellen Erholungs- und Sportnutzungen eingeschrieben sind. Die neuen Formen von «Parks», die dadurch entstehen, sind nicht mehr klar fass- und einordnungsbar, sondern breiten sich temporär und räumlich diffus auf das urbane Territorium aus. Die treibenden Kräfte hinter dieser Entwicklung sind einerseits im Ausbau der Infrastrukturnetzwerke des öffentlichen Verkehrs, insbesondere der S-Bahn, und andererseits in der oftmals chronischen Übernutzung innerstädtischer Freiräume zu verorten. Die Erholungssuchenden weiten als Folge ihren Aktionsradius auf die schnell erreichbaren und unmittelbar verfügbaren Freizeitlandschaften aus. Dieser Prozess erfolgt oftmals informell und ungeplant; die Menschen nehmen sich den Raum für ihre Aktivitäten, wo und wie sie es für nötig halten. Die Überlagerung und Verflechtung von teilweise konträren Interessen, die sich oftmals ausschliessen, führt zu Reibungen und Konflikten, die durchwegs positiv und produktiv sein können: Landschaft wird nicht mehr länger nur als ökonomische-, sondern vermehrt auch als öffentliche Ressource begriffen, was eine zukünftige Debatte über die Art und Weise der (Be-)Nutzung der Landschaft und die Möglichkeit einer integralen, demokratischen Entwicklung der Landschaft als öffentlicher Raum notwendig macht.
Lecture notesA workbook with texts and background information is available for purchase (CHF 20.-). A digital version is also available for free.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe participation in the course is subject to the following three conditions:
1) The course is limited to 12 students. The restriction follows the time of the inscription according to the first-come-first-served-principle.
2) A two-days trip to Paris is mandatory for all students.
3) The contribution to expenses will be max. 250.- CHF per student. In case of short-notice cancellation, these costs will be charged to the student.
052-0735-21LWinter School: Metropolitan Landscapes: Case Study Berlin-Brandenburg Information 4 credits9SG. Vogt
AbstractWe design models for the future of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region. We try to think about the future of the city explicitly from the perspective of the landscape. An analysis on two levels (pedestrian perspective: field trips as well as data and plan analyzes: GIS) lays the foundation for the design discussion in the second part of the course.
ObjectiveThe students examine the metropolitan region of Berlin-Brandenburg and develop new approaches and strategies for the future of the urban landscape on different scales. They will familiarize themselves with methods of perception from the perspective of pedestrians, with GIS as an analysis tool, model making as a design method, and landscape architectural plan representation. Current issues with which urban landscapes will be confronted in the future (climate, densification, mobility, etc.) are addressed. The design process is accompanied by workshops, lectures, excursions, reviews, and a workbook.
ContentBased on an analysis of the urban landscape, the students develop models for the future of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region. The Winter School is organized and carried out together with the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Close cooperation between the students of both universities is sought.

The metropolitan region of Berlin-Brandenburg is expected to grow rapidly over the next few decades. Similar to other metropolitan regions in Europe, the background of current issues (land consumption, mobility, urban climate, etc.) the question is of how the development should take place.

As a starting point for the considerations, we suggest a change of perspective. The strategies and models should not be developed based on the city, but rather from the surrounding landscape. At the beginning of the Winter School, there is an intensive preoccupation with the urbanized landscape of the Grosstad region. Based on an in-depth understanding of the conditions and genesis of undeveloped space, it is important to identify potential and explore room for maneuver. On this basis, the urban landscape is to be further considered holistically.

The students work in groups of two (ETH/FHP) and focus on different Perimeters. The work process is structured in four phases:
I: research and analysis,
II: program and design,
III: development and communication,
IV: synthesis.
In the last step, the different results become one "overall picture" and theses derived. The results are then publicly debated. Communication via exhibitions, newspapers, etc.

The Winter School will take place in berlin. Between 30.01.22 and 14.02.22.
Lecture notesWorkbook: This will be given out at the beginning of the course.
LiteratureThe relevant literature is integrated into the workbook.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe condition for participation is a permanent presence in Berlin / Potsdam between January 30th, 2022 (arrival) and February 14th, 2022 (return journey). Contribution to expenses: CHF 150.- (including accommodation, public transport, outward and return journeys, one or two dinners together, as well as admissions for guided tours and visits.). In the run-up to the Winter School (October to December), digital introductory lectures will take place on four evenings (expected Monday). The task, the location, but also thematic and methodological basics are conveyed.

Application until 27.09. 2021, please send an email to Claudia Gebert, gebert@nsl.ethz.ch (Twelve places that will be allocated via a portfolio application including a short letter of motivation).

Further lecturers from the core team:
Prof. Dr. Silvia Malcovati, architect (FH Potsdam),
Dipl. Ing.Maren Brakebusch, landscape architect (ETH Zurich / FH Potsdam),
Prof. Bernd Albers, architect (FH Potsdam),
Thomas Kissling, architect (ETH Zurich)
061-0107-00LMaterials and Construction I Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
2 credits2GR. Voss, G. Vogt
AbstractThe fundamental course discusses current constructive problems in landscape architecture as part of the complex and multi-faceted urban space that is cultivated and animated by humans. The two parts of the lecture (Materials and Construction I and II) are designed as complementary modules.
ObjectiveThe students learn comprehensive skills in dealing with constructive questions (regarding the topics of soil, water and topography). The goal is to promote a value-based critical and research-based thinking that is the prerequisite for discovering new questions and developing independent solutions.
ContentThe course Materials and Construction I deals with constructive questions around the topic of soil, water and topography. The introductory lecture introduces the two parts of the lecture (Materials and Construction I and II) as a whole and illustrates with concrete examples how thinking about constructive possibilities co-determine and penetrate the design process.

Subsequently, in addition to principles in dealing with soil (floor structures, surface treatment) and water (physical state, element dynamics), a wide range of topics are discussed. These deal with current questions of today's urban landscapes in dealing with contaminated soil, flood protection, drinking water management, etc. The topic of topography represents the continuous and connecting moment.

The fundamental course Materials and Construction I (15th November – 26th November 2021) is closely linked to the foundation studio I. The weekly schedule is published on the course website (and is included in the reader).
Lecture notesThe reader will be distributed on Friday, 12th November 2021.
LiteratureThe reader contains all relevant literature (also relevant for the exam).
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is aimed exclusively at the students of the master's programme in landscape architecture.

The detailed course schedule is published on the course website (and is included in the reader).
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
061-0141-21LFoundation Studio I Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
Classes and critiques are held in English and German.
14 credits26UG. Vogt
AbstractThe course introduces to the subject and complexity of the urbanized landscape and teaches the critical engagement with the challenges and potentials of current tendencies in Landscape Architecture. On the basis of theoretical inputs and short design exercises the students will develop analythical, methodical and design skills.
ObjectiveStudents acquire basic analytical, design and methodological skills in the field of Landscape Architecture.
ContentThe Foundation Studio I will be dealing with the urban territory of Basel in autumn semester 2021. The complexity of the region with its rich variety of geology and vegetation, the political boarders and an urge for urban renewal will be the background for the development of the design projects. The semester is composed of six modules, which are linked to the respective fundamental course, and a synthesis module:

Module 1 “Climate”, 20.–24.09.20201

Module 2 “Water”, 27.09.–1.10.2021

Module 3 “Soil”, 4.10.–8.10.21

Module 4 “Ecology and Plant Sciences”, 11.10.–22.10.21

Module 5 “Designing with Plants I”, 1.11.–12.11.21

Module 6 “Materials and Construction I”, 15.11.–26.11.21

Module “Synthesis”, 29.11.–22.12.21

In addition to the design professors, external experts of diverse fields will advise and support the students during the development of their design. The organization of the course intends to have lectures and other theoretical inputs in the morning (fundamental courses) and to deal with the same topics in more discursive way in the design studio in the afternoon.
Lecture notesThe workbook will be handed in during the first semester week.
LiteratureThe relevant literature is included in the workbook.
Prerequisites / Notice- Final Critique: during the week 20.12.2021-23.12.2021

- The weekly schedule is published on the course website (and is included in the reader).

- Classes (and critiques) are held in English and German.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence assessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Negotiationassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed
061-0151-21LSeminar Week Autumn Semester 2021 Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
2 credits3SS. Hassold, G. Vogt
AbstractAlong five walks we explore the city vegetation of Basel and built connections to the conditions of the surrounding landscape. Obtaining a panoptical view of the “nature of the city” is the goal of intensive study of the territory.
ObjectiveIn addition to a comprehensive insight into the vegetation of the city of Basel, the students receive an introduction to the method of walking as a way of exploring the urban landscape from a pedestrian perspective.
ContentFive walks lead us through the territory of the city of Basel. The tri-national area (Germany, Switzerland, France) with its exceptional geological, topographical, hydrological and climatic situation has a specific and diverse vegetation. We discover this diversity on the walks in the Petite Camargue, on the Tüllinger Hügel, during the crossing of the Jura and in the parks within the city.

The walks are led by proven experts. In conversations, Sonja Hassold (biologist), Günther Vogt (landscape architect) and Markus Ritter (ecologist) explain the relationships between the vegetation found and the conditions of the landscape. In doing so, references are made to the political, social and economic influencing factors that regulate the development of the landscape and significantly influence its shape.

The program is contextualized by dealing with the topic of walking science. Markus Ritter introduces the theory and method of promenadology in evening lectures, seminars and reading sessions, focusing on the person of Lucius Burckhardt (sociologist, 1925 - 2003).
Lecture notesThe reader will be given at the introductory course.
LiteratureAll relevant literature is included in the reader.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe weekly schedule is included in the reader.

The costs for the seminar trip (24.10.-30.10.) range between 251.- and 500.- (cost framework B). Included are: All overnight stays (including breakfast), a dinner together, transfers from the hotel to the excursions, reader and all costs for admission to museums.

The course is aimed exclusively at students of the master's program in landscape architecture.

It is highly recommended to participate this Seminar Week in preparation for the Module 5 (061-0105-00L Designing with Plants I) and the lecture Designing with Plants II (061-0106-00L)
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Negotiationassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
061-0153-00LInternship Report Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
2 credits4PT. Galí-Izard, G. Vogt
AbstractPart of the course is a six-month internship in the field of landscape architecture. The internship should include as many work phases as possible in the work of a landscape architect. The students prepare an internship report in which they describe the various internship activities in detail and reflect on the learning success.
ObjectiveThe internship report should cover as many work phases as possible in the work of a landscape architect.
ContentPart of the course is a six-month internship in the field of landscape architecture. The internship should include as many work phases as possible in the work of a landscape architect. The students prepare an internship report in which they describe the various internship activities in detail and reflect on the learning success.
Prerequisites / NoticeInternship report (of 6 months, within the field of landscape architecture).
The report can be written in German or English language.
064-0017-21LResearch Methods in Landscape and Urban Studies Information Restricted registration - show details 2 credits2KG. Vogt, H. Klumpner, F. Persyn, C. Schmid, M. Topalovic
AbstractAdvanced PhD candidates of urban studies, urban and landscape design and urban sociology report about their experiences and insights in the concrete application of methods utilized for their research and scientific publications. Discussion of ongoing individual work, methodological questions, critical perspectives on urban and landscape design and city's relation to society.
ObjectiveThe seminar seeks to provide participants with a differentiated knowledge of methods in the field of the urbanism. Furthermore, it provides a platform to exchange contemporary urban research experiences across disciplinary boundaries, drawing from different geographies of knowledge production. Possible meta-themes include modes of data assessment in urban studies, ways of progressing from hypothesis to synthesis, and research by design as method.
ContentThe 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.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe 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.
115-0503-00LLecture Week 03: Landscape Architecture Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS, DAS and CAS in Spatial Planning.
2 credits1GG. Vogt
AbstractMethods, tools and processes in large scale landscape architectural design. On the basis of a case study, «Basel», we shall discuss these themes in lectures and practical exercises. The design-led approach will be extended with a series of talks that will establish a theoretical grounding in current issues of landscape- and urban design.
ObjectiveOn the basis of theoretical foundations the one-week teaching block explains the possibili-ties and methods of design at different stages of the process. The students will become sensitive to current and future issues and approaches of landscape on a large scale, with the aim that they will engage with critical debate on the topic and take their own position.