Alpine Landscapes in Transition: Infrastructure, Culture, and Climate

May 12, 2022
ETH Zürich Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies, Switzerland

This symposium is the opportunity to discuss past, ongoing, and future changes in the material and cultural reality of the Alps. It offers a moment of exchange and reflection to explore these transformations, following the development of industry, infrastructure construction, and climate change. This interdisciplinary gathering aims at consolidating the role of the spatial design and planning disciplines (architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning). Handling or even shaping new images of the Alpine landscape requires grounding these fields of practice both in contemporary scientific discourse, but also in the historical specificities of this cultural space. 

The event consists of two main parts: several workshops focussing on research, and an afternoon of round-table discussions.