LUS Talks

Date: Various Tuesdays (see below), 18:00-19:00
Location: Zoom https://ethz.zoom.us/s/63305173435 ID: 63305173435

LUS Talks is hosted by the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies at ETH Zurich. We aim to provide a safe and open platform to discuss past occurrences, current concerns and future ambitions. All themes are meant to show new perspectives for the field of Landscape and Urban Studies and foster cross-disciplinary exchange.  

Session #1 (Post-)colonial Temporalities

28.09.2021

Speaker:
Samaneh Moafi, Forensic Architecture
Title: The Poly-perspectival Model

Respondent:
Tom Avermaete, ETH Zürich

12.10.2021

Speakers: 
Karin Reisinger, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Title: Feminist Responses to the Prolonged Colonialities of Exploited Landscapes
Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Artist, researcher, Lusófona University 
Title: The Councils of the Pluriversal: Affective Temporalities of Reproduction and Climate Change

Respondent:
Nitin Bathla, ETH Zürich

Session #2 Plural Ecologies

26.10.2021

Speakers: 
Sandra Jasper, Humboldt University of Berlin 
Title: Speculative Ecologies: the Future of Urban Wastelands
Seth Denizen, Researcher, designer, editor of Scapegoat Journal, Princeton Mellon Fellow
Title: The Outline of the Soil.

Respondent:
Luke Harris, ETH Zürich

02.11.2021

Speakers: 
Christina Gruber, Artist, freshwater ecologist at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna 
Title: Shapeshifters: Rivers, Sturgeons and Dragons
Maan Barua, University of Cambridge
Title: Infra-Ecologies: the making of Urban Worlds

Respondent:
Metaxia Markaki, ETH Zürich

Session #3 Digital Futures

30.11.2021

Speakers: 
Gabriel Alonso, Institute of Postnatural Studies 
Title: Melting Ecologies
Federico Pérez Villoro + Ana Rivera, Materia Abierta 
Title: Transductive learning: improbable futures and self-imposed traps

Respondent:
Freek Persyn, ETH Zürich

07.12.2021

Speakers: 
Elaine Gan, Artist-theorist, New York University, Multispecies Woldbuilding lab
Title: Sensing Chestnuts: Media for Ghosts, Monsters, and the Queen of Forests
Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Museum of the Future, Central Saint Martins
Title: Curating for a Complex World: Speculative Realities

Respondent:
Milica Topalovic, ETH Zürich

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