851-0529-00L  Constructions in Context - Built, Experienced, Narrated

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
Periodicitynon-recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman


851-0529-00 VKonstruktionen im Kontext – gebaut, erlebt, erzählt Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Does not take place this semester.
Vorlesung am 19. Oktober entfällt ( die Lektion wird mit einer Doppellektion an einem noch zu bestimmenden Datum kompensiert)
28s hrs

Catalogue data

AbstractWhat techniques drive the design of the environment, and how do these forces manifest themselves in the built result? The spectrum of relevant factors ranges from construction techniques to social networking. In an analysis of various media representations, argumentative techniques in architecture and urban planning are examined and questioned and questioned.
ObjectiveStudents practice considering and placing arguments. A selection of texts demonstrates how most questions are asked with a specific intention.
ContentThe techniques of creating space are manifold: cities are expanded, hiking trails are marked out, tunnels are bored and skyscrapers are clad in shimmering stones. When something new is created, in many cases it is first criticised and then given over to habituation. This course will ask: Who criticises, for whom? And where are the blind spots of public criticism in the design of the environment? With a focus on examples from Switzerland, current issues in the debate on technical solutions for climate change and material cycles are examined. In addition, own arguments are formulated. In the thematic range - from condensation to understanding - the focus is on questions of the designed environment.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersS. von Fischer
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationAnwesenheit, Teilnahme an Debatten, drei schriftliche Statements

Learning materials

Main linkKonstruktionen im Kontext – gebaut, erlebt, erzählt
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places35 at the most
Waiting listuntil 07.10.2023

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History and Philosophy of Knowledge MasterLectures and ExercisesWInformation
Science in PerspectiveHistoryWInformation