Conference at ETH Zurich: East West Central 2

Geschrieben am 09.10.2014
Kategorie(n): ARCH+ campus, ARCH+ news, Moderne

Re-scaling the Environment. New Landscapes of Design, 1960 –1980

28 /29 November 2014
Department of Architecture
Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture gta
Chair for the Theory of Architecture
Prof. Dr. Ákos Moravánszky
ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg


Since 1945, Europe has undergone successive phases of building and re-building under the influence of different political systems. The project »East West Central. Re-building Europe 1950–1990« looks for a comparative picture of discourses and developments in architecture and urbanism in a series of three conferences. After »Re-humanizing Architecture 1950 –1970« the second symposium »Re-scaling the Environment« focuses on strategies for comprehensive design since the 1960s: The years between 1960 and 1980 were a period of a hitherto unknown scale of building production both in East and West Europe. New approaches in design were characterized by the expansion of architectural concepts to consider the whole environment, by the shift of attention from objects to processes, and by the turn to systems and networks. These developments went hand in hand with rapid modernization, but also with a rise of technocratic concepts and utopian ideals. Thorough changes came about in the years between 1968 and 1973 marked by conflict and crisis.

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