URBAN SOCIOLOGY LABORATORY
Health restrictions and sociology
Last week, violent clashes between young revellers and police took place in St. Gallen. Are these events related to the health restrictions? Luca Pattaroni, lecturer at the Urban Sociology Laboratory at EPFL, analyses the issue.
Switzerland loves concrete
The police evacuated on Tuesday the ZAD that had been established since October on the Mormont hill. The occupants were protesting against the extension of the Holcim quarry and against the extensive use of concrete, an energy-intensive material that Switzerland uses a lot. Bruno Marchand, who teaches architecture at the EPFL, and Luca Pattaroni, from the EPFL's Urban Sociology Laboratory, are interviewed on this subject on "RTS La 1ère".
Understanding digital tools in our society
Armelle Hausser, doctoral student at the Urban Sociology Laboratory, will participate on Thursday 25 March in a panel discussion on the role of digital technology in our contemporary societies. She will speak more specifically in panel 5 on " Votes and artificial intelligence ".
The Braillard Architects Foundation, Metrolab Brussels (LOCI-UCLouvain) and the Urban Sociology Laboratory of EPFL LASUR invite you to the second session of its conference cycle “Dessiner la transition III”.
A new nationwide study being conducted jointly by EPFL, the Idiap Research Institute and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) aims to understand the emotional effects of the lockdown on Swiss residents and what steps they are taking to cope with it. The findings will be used to develop better support strategies for the future.
Situated within the ENAC Faculty, the LASUR celebrated its 15th anniversary this autumn. From the contextualization of former research conducted by the LASUR these past 15 years, this event aimed to question the role of social sciences within engineering and architecture schools, and the contemporary issues of a sociological thinking of the city. Researchers from different disciplines and fields shared their vision about the role of social sciences in the field of urban studies nowadays.