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18:00

ATHENA LECTURE

Monday, 7.03.2022
18:00 Gabu Heindl - 'Urban Conflicts. Radical Democracy in Architecture and Urban PlanningUrban Conflicts. Radical Democracy in Architecture and Urban Planning' introduced by Jennifer Duyne Barenstein
19:30 Q&A moderated by Marie Glaser

Location : ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 2

20:00

APÉRO

WHERE : ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 3

09:00

INTRO

9:00 Welcome by Julia Dannath-Schuh, ETHZ Vice President for Personnel Development and Leadership
9:10 Welcome by Prof. Tom Emerson, Dean of the Department of Architecture
9:20 Welcome from the Parity and Diversity Commission of the Department of Architecture
9:30 Workshop Introductions followed by coffee and gipfeli

WHERE : ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 2

09:30

BREAK : Coffee & Gipfeli

WHERE : ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 3

10:00

WORKSHOP: A Hundred Thousand Billion Poems for Parity

The workshop A hundred Thousand Billion Poems takes as point of departure the archive-in-progress of 7 years of Parity Talks at ETH. A disparate collection of unpublished texts, drafts for lectures, personal notes and memories, references and images will be revisited and indexed, with the aim to create an interface between past and future concerns. Rather than a hermeneutical close-reading of the source material, we will crossbreed epistemological, performative and poetic tools to make a double gesture towards stabilizing an incomplete archive, as well as activating its unbound potential. We will use participatory conversation scores, poetic indexing and collaborative writing to delineate areas of shared concern and we work towards a small publication that will be distributed after the event.

WHERE : ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, E51.2 (Glass cube)
WITH : Kristien Van den Brande

10:00

WORKSHOP: Own your Crits

«The Crits», a format with a history. Intended as a moment of exchange and an opportunity to learn from the elders, this workshop provides the tools to navigate the complex dynamics of these discussions.
Psychologist and Zurich activist Sonja Wolfensberger from Empathie Stadt Zürich will introduce you to the psychological tools from constructive feedback culture and non-violent communication to design a conversation that meets your needs. We change our perspective and learn to not only care for the built environment and our work, but show the same empathy towards ourselves. You’ll be given the possibility to mourn past experiences, recharge and grow strength for future «Crits», so that you remain aware of your needs even in challenging situations.

WHERE : ONA Fokushalle E7
WITH : Sonja Wolfensberger (Empathie Stadt Zürich)

10:00

WORKSHOP: Mapping / Power / Networks

Several people working together with continuity on a shared task aiming for a common goal is better known as: an organisation. The work actions distributed among individuals are thereby to be coordinated with one another and directed toward the common goal. It is these characteristics that distinguish companies, associations, institutions etc. as organizations from other gatherings of people, such as the queue at the bus stop.
With this workshop we put the ETHZ as an organisation in the center of our attention. We understand organisations as social entities and therefore want to understand the power relations at the school better. The fabric social entities are made of are relations between humans. In order to better understand the ETHZ’s social structure, we will analyse the communication, commands and hierarchies that form the institution. In particular we are interested in the power structures that order and stabilise institutions.

WHERE : ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 2

12:30

LUNCH WORKSHOP: Musical Pic-nic : Listening to Identity Morphologies

Identity is the link of all the aspects which make you feel one and singular and at the same time sharing similarities with particular groupS. Studies of identities morphologies workshop will be part of a music podcast channel released by ETHZ students. The idea is to recognize background identities in public space, to raise awareness on the importance to upkeep differences in the institution.
Through this listening workshop-session, we pic-nic together and explore music presenting different layers of our identities. Bring your lunch, share your music, tell us your experiences and contribute to the podcast!

WHERE : ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 3
WITH : Sandwiches & Cake

14:00

WORKSHOP: Urbanism and Gender Equality : exploratory walks of daily life

The objective of the workshop is to learn about the methodological tools and
resources for urban analysis through gender approach. We will do two exercises that will awaken the awareness of our surroundings and the spaces we use in our daily life. The second exercise will consist of an exploratory walk.
An exploratory walk is a field observation method done by a small group of individ-
uals. It is designed to identify both positive and negative aspects of the public spaces and its areas of concern, including gaps in infrastructure and amenities.
We will work in small groups in order to identify these aspects throughout an itinerary in our university campus. During the exploratory walk, the participants will make an intervention in these spaces by writing their proposals and solutions and then hanging them on the public space.

Max participants : 15

WHERE: ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Glass cube (E51.3)
WITH : Julia Goula (Equal Saree9 & Laura Mayer (Purple Street)

14:00

WORKSHOP: Sonic Imaginaries

How can Sonic Planning work, how do we want to imagine sonic planning?
We are all part of soundscapes, we co-determine them, we all sing to the highway and keep silent on the subway.This workshop will approach gender as a structural category through the agency of physical sonic exercises.The approach of Sonic Planning radically moves away from the visually oriented conception of space and its subsequent materialisation.The artistic and scientific discovery of Sonic Space through both the audible and imperceptible spectrums integrates sound as a basic artistic research and advances the possibility of embedding acoustics in participatory spatial planning processes.The intensity of Soundscapes are reflected in the unconscious and partly conscious reproductions of inequalities, hierarchies, and power relations latent everywhere. During the transient moment of recording we often perceive how small islands – apart from heteronormativity, gender polarity, attributions of origin, religious affiliation and skin colour – get flooded by sound waves. Thus, the extension of public space into sonic space, i.e., the ether and all kinds of sound, must be recognised as space and be thus made negotiable. Simply, this enables a process of rethinking that moves away from the accepted visual hierarchies and towards a primary acoustic sense.

WHERE : Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, D13.1
WITH : Lale Rodgarkia-Dara & Volta (Mendrisio)

14:00

WORKSHOP: Racism in Architecture

Racism is just one type of discrimination that we experience everyday. The ENGAGE D-ARCH’s final report focuses also on racism next to sexual, gender, and class. We are aware that to address racism in our department's culture means artificially highlighting one kind of harassment that is linked to others in intersectional discrimination. So why then?
As gender and class, race is a mighty social category. Its application hinders wellbeing, exchange, and growth. Race especially refers to internationalization and globalization, implying that parts of humankind are or shall be less involved in mastering current challenges. We cannot accept that anymore.
Starting with a check-in round with all participants, we will first focus on the teaching and research at the department, with a critical perspective on racism, followed by an input on structural racism and its impact on individual presentations by participants.
Our goal is to explore the complexities of racism, its application on the department and to develop one's own perspective. In addition, we would like to collect the results visibly on a wall, which will stand for some time in the foyer of the HIL.
(Parts of this workshop will be offered in German - but everyone is encouraged to join!)

WHERE : ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 2
WITH: Mandy Abou Shoak, Zürich, Coachin und Aktivistin

Sign-up sheet: https://forms.gle/9N5Pf5dbJ7ZHUsvs9

14:00

WORKSHOP: Querformat: Haus of otHER - Serving ArchiFem Realness

During the late 1980’s in New York amidst the AIDS epidemic and Reagan politics, black, queer communities found refuge within their Houses. They established the Drag Ballroom Scene, an underground subculture which has inspired further generations in their attitude, walks and style.

Can we disrupt the cliché of the strict architect persona by performing a hyperbolic character of ourselves? Querformat invites you to experience the dance of voguing, drag and learn more about its history in the Underground space of the HIL. Appropriating it from its conventional use as a recycling and parking station, we aim to create new memories through our physical presence.

WHERE : ETH Hönggerberg, HIL Building, A Floor, Loose attire recommended.
WITH : House of B Poderosa

17:30

BREAK : Tea and cake

WHERE: ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 3

18:00

CLOSING DISCUSSION : moderated by Hollyamber Kennedy

A discussion between many of the engines for change within the school of architecture moderated by Hollyamber Kennedy & Amy Perkins.

WHERE: ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 2
WITH : Laia Meier & Shriya Chaudhry (AGN), Elias Knecht (Baubüro 2022),Tom Emerson (D-ARCH) Khensani de Klerk & Nitin Bathla (Department of the Ongoing), Emmanuelle Farine (Fluid Archive), Amy Perkins (Parity Group), Qianer Zhu, Carolina Contreras Alvarez (Sekundos), Shen He & Juan Barcia Mas (Querformat)

20:00

APÉRO

WHERE: ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 3