Teresa Galí-Izard: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Name Prof. Teresa Galí-Izard
FieldLandscape Architecture
Address
Professur Landschaftsarchitektur
ETH Zürich, ONA J 25
Neunbrunnenstr. 50
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 62 40
E-mailgali-izard@arch.ethz.ch
DepartmentArchitecture
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
052-0733-22LIntroduction to the Fundamentals of Natural Environment Information
This course is suitable for MSc and MAS UTD students only!
Only few places left! As of 13.9.22, please contact the chair Link.
1 credit2VT. Galí-Izard
AbstractThis course consists of a lecture series providing some fundamental knowledge in natural environment with experts and academics from various disciplines, such as geology, climate, ecology, soil and plant sciences.
ObjectiveParticipants become acquainted with relevant issues and topics about the natural environment and gain valuable insights into the interaction of all living and non-living things, climate, weather and natural resources. The active participation in discussions following presentations by invited lecturers stimulate critical thinking and allow participants to tackle relevant environmental challenges and discuss opportunities with academics and experts as well as to exchange ideas amongst the participants.
ContentThis course is a series of lectures by academics and experts who present their research and fundamental knowledge across the field of the environmental sciences (geology, climate, ecology, soil and plant sciences). The active participation in critical discussions following each presentations allows participants to tackle relevant challenges in the natural environment with academics and experts.

Tuesday 20.9.22, 9-11:30: «Land-Climate Dynamics» with Dr. Jonas Schwaab, Dr. Gianluca Mussetti
Thursday 22.9.22 9-11:30: «Introduction to Geology» with Dr. Maria Giuditta Fellin, Dr. Vincenzo Picotti - Gebäude NO D1 (Sonneggstrasse 5 "Focus Terra")
Wednesday 5.10.22: 9-11:30: «Soil Biology & Ecology» with Dr. Aline Frossard
Monday 10.10.22: 15:45-18:30: «History of Ecology» with Prof. Debjani Bhattacharyya
Thursday 13.10.22, 9-13:30: «Tree Architecture & Evolution» with Dr. Guillaume Chomicki
Friday 14.10.22, 9-11:30: «Plant Systematics I» with Alessia Dr. Guggisberg
Friday 21.10.22, 9-11:30: «Disturbance Ecology» with Dr. Thomas Wohlgemuth
Lecture notesMore details about each lectures, as well as keywords and topics relevant for and discussed during the lectures are published in advance on the course web page: mscla.arch.ethz.ch

The lectures are going to be live-streamed on Zoom:
https://ethz.zoom.us/j/69300707903
Prerequisites / NoticeNo previous knowledge in environmental sciences is required.

Only few places left! As of 13.9.22, please contact the chair converso@arch.ethz.ch.
061-0101-00LClimate / Water / Soil Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
2 credits3GH. Joos, R. Kretzschmar, R. Weingartner, A. Carminati, S. Dötterl, M. G. Fellin, E. Fischer, A. Frossard, T. Galí-Izard, R. Knutti, G. Mussetti, C. Schär, S. Schemm, J. Schwaab, C. Steger, H. Wernli
AbstractLectures, exercises and excursions serve as an introduction to atmospheric sciences, hydrology and soil science. Students gain a broad vision of the cutting edge topics that are being researched and studied at the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH, Eawag, WSL a.o. This will be the base for a future dialog between the field of landscape architecture and the field of sciences.
ObjectiveStudents acquire basic knowledge in atmospheric sciences, hydrology and soil science:
- Understanding basic chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere that influence weather and climate
- Knowledge of water balance, principles of integral water management and climatic factors in the field of hydrology
- Fundamentals about the classification of soils, soil-forming processes, physical and chemical soil properties, soil biology and ecology, soil degradation and protection

Students develop an understanding of the relevance of these topics in the field of landscape architecture. Temporal and physical scale, research methods, units of measurement, lexicon, modes of representation and critical literature form the framework for the joint discourse.
ContentThe course unit consists of the three courses "Climate", "Water" and "Soil", which are organized in modules.

Module 1 “Climate”, 19.–23.09.2022
- Atmospheric dynamics: weather conditions, precipitation formation, weather forecast
- Climate physics: past and future changes in global climate and scenarios for Switzerland
- Land-climate dynamics: interaction between the land surface and the climate system
- Hydrology and water cycle: extreme precipitation, influence of climate change on the cryosphere


Module 2 “Water”, 26.09.–30.09.2022

Basics:
- Water supply: water balance, groundwater, water quality (water protection)
- Hydrological hazards: floods and drought
- Water use: drinking water, hydropower, ecology
- External influencing factors: human influence in the historical dimension, global change
- “Hydrology of drought” and its impact on water resources.

Hydrological profile of the northern side of the Alps:
- Alpine region (Grimsel area): dominate role of snow and ice, dangerous processes, liquefaction of the water balance in the wake of climate change, uses (hydropower) and conflicts of use, new images of the Alpine region
- From the Alps to the Mittelland (locations along the Aare): Lake Thun (role of lakes in the water cycle, river and lake shore planning), Uttigen (conflicts of use between groundwater use, flood protection, revitalization and modes of transport) & Seeland (Jura water correction, conflicts of use in the Seeland)
- Jura (Reigoldswil region): Jurassic landforms, water in the karst, water supply in the karst


Module 3 “Soil”, 3.10.–7.10.22
- Introduction to soils: definition, function, formation, classification and mapping
- Soil physics: soil texture, soil structure, soil water potentials, hydraulic conductivity
- Soil chemistry and fertility: clay minerals and oxides, cation exange capacity, soil pH, essential plant nutrients
- Soil biology and ecology: soil fauna and microflora, fungi, bacteria, food web, organic matter
- Soil degradation and threats to soil resources: erosion, compactation, sealing, contamination, salinization
- Practical aspects of soil protection
Lecture notesCourse material will be provided.
LiteratureThe course material includes a reading list.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe courses "Climate", "Water" and "Soil" are organized with the Fundamental Studio I as joint one-week modules. The weekly schedules will be provided with the course materials.

Module 1 "Climate", 19.–23.09.20202
Module 2 "Water", 26.09.–30.09.2022
Module 3 "Soil", 3.10.–7.10.22

- The courses are held in English or German.
- The written session examination covers all three courses "Climate", "Water" and "Soil".
- During the excursions there will be at least one external overnight stay.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
061-0103-00LEcology and Plant Sciences Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
2 credits3GT. Galí-Izard, A. Guggisberg, J. Hille Ris Lambers, M. Lévesque, J. Luster, A. Rudow, T. M. Wohlgemuth, R. Zweifel
AbstractThis course introduces ecology and plant sciences. Through lectures, exercises and excursions, students will gain a broad vision of the cutting edge topics that are being researched and studied at the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH. This will be the base for a future dialog between the field of landscape architecture and the field of sciences.
ObjectiveStudents acquire basic knowledge in ecology and plant sciences focusing in its application in the field of landscape architecture. Temporal and physical scale, research methods, units of measurement, lexicon, modes of representation and critical literature form the framework for the joint discourse.
ContentThe fundamental course “Ecology and Plant Sciences” is an introduction to the field of living systems, starting with the history of ecology, followed by an introduction to plant systematics, taxonomy and physiology. The course will also introduce students to the specifics of the rhizosphere, disturbance ecology and forests. Lastly, the course will focus on the specifics of tree structure and function.
Lecture notesCourse material will be provided.
LiteratureThe course material includes a reading list.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe fundamental course is organized with the Fundamental Studio I as a joint two-week module. The weekly schedule is provided with the course documents.

Module 4 "Ecology and Plant Sciences", 10.10.–21.10.2022

The course is held in English.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
061-0107-00LMaterials and Construction I Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
2 credits2GT. Galí-Izard
AbstractThis course focuses on techniques for modifying ground conditions. The shape and material properties of the ground is fundamental for how water moves, what vegetation grows and how changes in microclimatic conditions manifest on site. For landscape architects, learning the mechanisms for transforming the surface of the earth opens up site-based design possibilities.
ObjectiveThe students learn comprehensive skills for reading and modifying topography, soil and water, and the potentials these methods open up for design.
ContentThrough a series of short exercises and on-site fieldwork, this course teaches the fundamental techniques of land and water manipulation, focusing on earthwork, drainage, soil and basic construction methods. Students learn analog and digital grading techniques, working with landform modification in Rhino and Grasshopper. During the two-week module, students will do a close study, both on and off site, of two landscapes; the designed urban quarry of Parc de Buttes Chaumont in Paris and the 2022 Foundation Studio I site, a gravel quarry in Lleida, Spain.

The fundamental course Materials and Construction I (7th November – 18th November 2022) is closely linked to the Foundation Studio I.
Lecture notesThe reader is handed out during the week prior to the module.
LiteratureRelevant literature is included in the reader.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is aimed exclusively at the students of the master's program in landscape architecture.

The detailed course schedule is provided at the beginning of the semester 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 Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
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
061-0141-22LFoundation Studio I Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
14 credits26UT. Galí-Izard
AbstractThis course introduces a design methodology for landscape architecture that emphasizes the design of living systems and dynamic landscape processes in dialogue with the environmental sciences. With a focus on translating and synthesizing scientific information through rigorous drawing and critically engaging with the primary matter of landscapes, this course teaches core tools of the discipline.
ObjectiveThrough a series of short exercises, students acquire essential analytical and methodological skills to support design in the field of Landscape Architecture.
ContentThe Foundation Studio I in the autumn semester 2022 engages with an active gravel quarry in the territory of Lleida, Spain. Throughout the semester, students situate the local climatic, geologic, hydrological, pedological and vegetative processes in a larger context, and make proposals that respond to the specific potentials of the site.

The semester is composed of six modules, which are linked to the respective fundamental course, and a synthesis module:

Climate Module, 19-23.09.2022
Water Module, 26-30.09.2022
Soil Module, 03-08.10.2022
Ecology and Plant Sciences Module, 10-21.10.2022
Designing with Plants I Module, 31.10-04.11.2022 and 21-25.11.2022
Materials and Construction I Module, 07-18.11.2022
Synthesis Module, 28.11–23.12.2022


The general course structure includes lectures and other theoretical inputs in the morning (fundamental courses) and studio in the afternoon, working with these same topics as generators for design proposals.
Lecture notesThe reader is handed out during the first week of the semester.
LiteratureRelevant literature is included in the reader
Prerequisites / NoticeFinal Critique: week of 19.12.2021-23.12.2021

The weekly schedule is published at the beginning of the semester and is included in the reader.

Classes (and critiques) are held in English.

No course 24th-28th of October 2022 (seminar week).
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 Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
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
061-0151-22LSeminar Week Autumn Semester 2022 Information Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
2 credits3ST. Galí-Izard
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.
064-0017-22LResearch Methods in Landscape and Urban Studies: Writing Landscapes, Writing the Urban Information Restricted registration - show details 2 credits2KF. Persyn, T. Avermaete, T. Galí-Izard, H. Klumpner, C. Schmid, M. Topalovic
AbstractThis 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.
ObjectiveResearch 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.
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.
Lecture notes22.09 – 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
LiteratureBarua, 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.
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.