Covid-19 has and will deeply affect our lives and the way we live, at the scale of architecture as well as at the scale of the city. While the disease is invisible to the eye, the fear and danger it encompasses leaves traces – both spatially and physically – questioning our current understanding of design and the way our lives have been structured through technology throughout the course of the 20th century. Before projecting new forms of living and designing, the lecture series takes this moment of transition to simply ask: Where do we stand? After one remote semester, we want to start a conversation throughout the school from different perspectives to exchange ideas about the role of architectural design today. The seminar will be related to the exhibition at the gta in Autumn 2020. The lecture series is curated by Momoyo Kaijima (IEA) in collaboration with Laurent Stalder and the Institute gta.
(image above: ‘Bread’s Cycle’ by Joel Zimmerli – Vertiefungsarbeit ‘Learning Spaces in Pandemic Times’)
Seminar dates: 22 September, 06 October, 03 November, 17 November
Detailed schedule: IEA-Poster-HS20-200908
ALL VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THE LECTURES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:
Oct. 12, 2020