The Peri-urban Space

spring semester 2011

The rese­arch semi­nar explo­res the peri-urban space bet­ween Wädens­wil and Pfäf­fi­kon by the upper Lake Zurich. By means of obser­va­ti­on and inter­views, we will inves­ti­ga­te the urban qua­li­ties of this area of the city from the point of view of the local prot­ago­nists. The objec­ti­ve of the semi­nar is to recon­s­truct and image the net­works of ever­y­day life and to then phra­se state­ments on the qua­li­ties and defi­ci­ts of the­se forms of housing. We are par­ti­cu­lar­ly inte­res­ted in fin­ding out which types of use and forms of ever­y­day orga­niza­ti­on are inhi­bi­ted or enab­led by spe­ci­fic urban design struc­tures. The elec­ti­ve cour­se con­sti­tu­tes the second part of the sequence on urban trans­for­ma­ti­ons in the metro­po­li­tan regi­on of Zurich. The results will be incor­po­ra­ted in the rese­arch pro­ject on the topic of Urban Poten­ti­als and Stra­te­gies in Metro­po­li­tan Territories.

Cont­act: Chris­ti­an SchmidRahel Nüss­liCaro­li­ne Ting