Theory + History

Research Focus: The research of the TheoryLab is centered on the history of landscape architecture of the 19th and 20th century in Switzerland and on the theory construction in landscape architecture. The TheoryLab carries out academic basic research. It contributes towards a reflected understanding of landscape today.

Research Options: The doctoral research in the TheoryLab usually takes place within the framework of the doctoral degree at the ETH Zurich. Postdoctoral research is possible within the framework of a habilitation or independent research work. Also possible is other research, for example in the framework of publication projects.

Research Approaches: In past years, the monographic depiction of the life and work of important Swiss landscape architects of the 20th century formed the basis of research.This approach is complemented by research that transcends themes, for example on the portrayal of nature at garden expositions.