The seminar analyses the conditions of contemporary architectural production. In doing so, the importance and meaning of architectural conventions for the design, construction as well as for the transformation of single buildings is systematically challenged.
The seminar aims at a critical analysis of both material and ideological conventions of the architectural practice. On the basis of the historical analysis the students will acquire instruments for a critical examination of the conditions of the current production of the built environment, in order to develop a sovereign theoretical position on the contemporary architecture.
The seminar will deal with the conventions of the contemporary architectural practice. The proposed topics should be researched out of a twofold, historical as well as systematic perspective. A detailed description of the syllabus can be found on the homepage of the professorship: http://stalder.gta.arch.ethz.ch/seminarien.php