ZAD on the Mormont hill, Luca Pattaroni's point of view
In an interview on RTS_La Première's 12.30 news on 31 March, Luca Pattaroni, a doctor in urban sociology at the EPFL, talks about the occupation and evacuation of the zadists on the Mormont hill near La Sarraz.
Architecture in County Vaud, 1975-2000
In a thoroughly documented monograph, Bruno Marchand, professor emeritus at EPFL, and Pauline Schroeter, an EPFL scientist, present the last quarter of the 20th century architecture in County Vaud.
New MAS in urban and territorial design
Urban and territorial design has acquired a new meaning and urgency. From drivers of progress to the source of planetary hazards, the impacts of cities and wider urbanisation processes are being recast in the public sphere. The critical examination of anthropocentric world views, the proposed politics of a Green New Deal, growing social movements and climate activism are reflected directly in urban and territorial space, highlighting power asymmetries and fuelling the exploration of alternatives. The imminent future of the urban engages social and environmental imaginaries, which now extend beyond-the-city and beyond-the-human. In this context, urban and territorial design serves as a crucial field of synthesis, inspiring and negotiating change in science, practice and governance. The design of the territorial project is understood as a possibility through which to explore common epistemic horizons and new biopolitical paradigms.