PAST TALKS 2020

10 December 2020

Takis Zenetos’s ‘Electronic Urbanism’ and Telework
Individual Living Units vis-à-vis the Home-Office Conditions
+ CCA open session


Marianna Charitonidou
gta Institute, ETH Zurich

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Practices of Creative Destruction in Capital-Led Developments:
The Case of TEZ, Plovdiv


Iva Valkanova 
LUS Institute, ETH Zurich


3 December 2020

The Gilded Balustrade:
An Architectural Exception at the Court of Louis XIV


Fabio Gigone
University of Copenhagen/gta Institute, ETH Zurich


26 November 2020

Lysandros Kaftantzoglou: Building a Utopia
Constructing the Greek Identity in Post-Revolutionary Athens

Niki Kogkelli
NTUAthens, School of Architecture

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Reinventing Antiquity:
Building Cities / Constructing history. Delos and Eleusis

Yannis Tournikiotis
Sorbonne University, School of History of Art and Archeology


12 November 2020

Belgrade New Wave:
Architecture and Art of the 1980s

Sara Lusic-Alavanja
HCU, Hamburg


29 October 2020

The Arrow Points Left: Visions of Social Transformation in the PFLP’s First Decade

Faiq Mari
gta Institute, ETH Zurich


22 October 2020

‘Italy’s Supreme Builder’: SGI in North America

Davide Spina
gta Institute, ETH Zurich


8 October 2020

On Airs Waters and Places:
The Construction of a Natural History of Healthcare in 20th Century Greece


Lydia Xynogala
gta Institute, ETH Zurich

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Hydropower and the Invention of Alpine Landscapes of Water

Sarem Sunderland
LUS Institute, ETH Zurich


23 July 2020
CCA Sessions
by Matthew Critchley, gta Institute, ETH Zurich

Organic Democracy and Organic Architecture:
The Politics of Concrete in Francoist Spain

Hannah Feniak
NYU

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Analogue Models and Cardboard Cutters
in Eero Saarinen & Associates, 1956-1959

Jia Yi Gu
UCLA


9 July 2020

Contradicting Linearity:
Mirco Ravannes’s Sketches for the École Nomade

Adrian Pöllinger
ETH Zurich


2 July 2020

Postwar Aggregates for a Communist Future:
Material Specification of Rubble 1947-1949

Adam Przywara
University of Manchester

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Model Behavior:
Urban Scale Models and L’Affaire des Halles, from 1960-2010

Maxime Zaugg
gta Institute, ETH Zurich


25 June 2020

When and how Danes Became Architects:
A Genealogy on the Origin of Professionalism in Denmark

Angela Gigliotti
DIS Copenhagen

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Architecture Worlds at ETH Zurich:
Transferring Collective Tacit Knowledge in Architectural Pedagogy

Hamish Lonergan
gta, ETH Zurich


18 June 2020

A Paradigmatic Case?
The Commission of Sacred Archaeology and the Architecture
of the Crypt of the Basilica of the Apostles Philip and James in Rome (1869-1881)


Jasper Van Parys
gta Institute, ETH Zurich

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Discussion on: 
At the Border of Decolonization
by Andrew Herscher and Ana María León


Nitin Bathla
Chair of Sociology, ETH Zurich


11 June 2020

Artefacts, Practices, and Regulations of Traditional Irrigation:
The Production of Landscape Commons

Nicole de Lalouviere
LUS Institute, ETH Zurich

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Documents, Monuments, Lineaments:
Not Writing, but Drawing with Vilém Flusser

Klaus Platzgummer
TU Berlin/Architectural Association, London


21 May 2020

 Stamping Ground:
Finding a Historiography for Gavin Stamp (1948-2017)

Joshua Mardell
Research Collections Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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Power on Death’s Borders:
Ferdinando Fuga’s Cemetery for the Incurabili Hospital
and the Politics of Eighteenth-Century Burial Reform

Fabrizio Ballabio
University of York/Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio

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On MPK20 and Hyper-Flexibility

Georgios Eftaxiopoulos
Architectural Association London/Royal College of Art


14 May 2020

Hölderlin and the Purple Words:
Translations on a Living Building

Anna Wild
The Barlett School of Architecture

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Postcolonial Logistics
The Motel Agip of Dar es Salaam and ENI’s ‘Disegno Africano’

Giulia Scotto
Urban Studies, University of Basel


30 April 2020

Municipal Housing in London, 1919-1939:
Different Approaches and Interpretations


Christopher Metz
gta Institute, ETH Zurich


23 April 2020

Discussion on: 
Introduction of the Invention of Rivers, Dilip da Cunha, 2019

Sarem Sunderland
LUS Institute, ETH Zurich

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The Work of Amancio Guedes for the Swiss Mission:
Modernist Colonial Architecture in Postcolonial Mozambique

Silvia Balzan
Social Anthropology Institute, University of Basel


5 March 2020

Of Hubris, Immorality, and Defeat: The Rome Hilton

Davide Spina
gta Institute, ETH Zurich

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Printing for the ‘City-Builder’:
London and the Emergence of the Building Guide (1650–1720)

Gregorio Astengo
gta Institute, ETH Zurich


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