Urban Nature: Between Human and Non-Human
Symposium | 
16 May 2014

Today, the built environment and the urban are often perceived to be synonymous. Societies the world over are constantly attracted to the metropolis. The grand narrative of the urban has replaced that of progress which dominated the 20th century. At the same time, this new grand narrative is challenged as nature enters into the focus of our attention by way of global climate change, natural disasters, and ever more popular destinations for domesticated natural beauty, retreat, and recreation. What is meant by the “urban” and “nature;” however, remains largely up for debate. (Photo: Christian Vogt)

When: 16 May 2014, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Center for Architecture, New York

Presented by
ETH Zürich, in partnership with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University, and AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture.

Organized as part of the Festival “Zürich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity”, and in connection with the Center for Architecture’s exhibition “The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture”.

Christophe Girot, ETH Zürich
David Benjamin, GSAPP, Columbia University
Elisabeth Bronfen, University of Zürich
D. Graham Burnett, Princeton University
Janette Kim, GSAPP, Columbia University
Laura Kurgan, GSAPP, Columbia University
Emily Scott, ETH Zürich
Kate Orff, GSAPP, Columbia University
Philip Ursprung, ETH Zürich
Günther Vogt, ETH Zürich
Mark Wigley, GSAPP, Columbia University

Further Information
Urban Nature Programm
Festival Zürich meets New York