WHO CARES?

Seminar FACHSEMESTER GTA Ursprung: WHO CARES? (063-0853-20)
Veranstalter: Professur Ursprung
Dozierende: Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung, Dipl. Ing. Tim Klauser, Dr. Linda Schädler, Dr. Adam Jasper, Dr. Nina Zschocke, Dipl. Ing. / MA of Arts Berit Seidel
Zeit: Meetings Thursdays 10-13 plus 3 Exkursions, reading group Mondays 10-12
Ort: HIL D ArchENA
 



Fachsemester HS20
Chair of the History of Art and Architecture, Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung
14 ECTS

! Students interested in participating please sign in via "myStudies" and please come to the first meeting, Thursday Sept 17th, 10am, HIL D-ArchENA (=gta exhibition space)!

Who Cares?


Architecture and Care: A collective Manifesto

What is care?
Therapy of disease, prevention of illness, maintenance of health, affection, empathy, monitoring, paying attention to the built environment?

Who takes care?
Nurses, doctors, family members, scientists, shamans, architects?

What is cared for?
Children, melting glaciers, birds, decaying houses?

Students are invited to give answers to these questions.

Starting with three concrete sites - a grotto with esoteric healing qualities, a former santorium, and a monitoring site for climate change - students will develop during the semester an illustrated essay as part of a collective manifesto.

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Independent student work.
Within the frame of the semester topic, the choice of topic is free.

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IMPORTANT DATES

1st MEETING: THURSDAY September 17th 2020, 10-12 am, HIL D-ArchENA

1st SITE VISIT: THURSDAY September 17th 2020, 13.00h: Emma Kunz Grotte, Würenlos AG.
2nd SITE Visit: THURSDAY September 17th 2020, 14.30h transit/walk to: Plant and Ecosystem Research Site Lägeren, Wettingen, AG.
3d SITE VISIT: FRIDAY September 18th 2020: Waldhotel & Schatzalp, Davos GR (Meeting: 12.00h at Train Station Davos Platz).

Weekly seminar:
Thursdays, 10-13 am, HIL D-ArchENA
Dates: Sept 24, Oct 02, Oct 08, Oct 15, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 26, Dec 03, Dec 10.

Weekly reading group:
Mondays, 10-12 am, meeting point: HIL D-ArchENA

MID TERM CRIT: Oct 29, 2020, 10.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00
Final Submission: Dec 14, 2020
FINAL CRIT: Dec 18, 2020, 10.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00

Supervision by appointment on thursdays, fridays.

Accompanying courses:

- Philip Ursprung: History and Theory in Architecture IX: Joseph Beuys: Social Sculpture (063-0803-00L), lecture class, fridays 08-09am.

- Dora Imhof, Helene Romakin, Berit Seidel: Special Questions in History of Art and ArchitectureX-cene. An oral history Project (052-0825-20L), optional, individual events:
OCT 10, Saturday: X-cene Matinee with Clemes Krauss
OCT 31, Saturday: X-cene Matinee with Lewis & Steffi Hessler
DEC 05, Saturday: X-cene Matinee with Isabel Nolan
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DETAILED SCHEDULE

September 17, Thursday
Introduction: Caves and Forests

- 10.00-12.00 HIL D-ArchENA: Who Cares? An Introduction.

- 13.00-14.30 1st Site Visit: Emma Kunz Grotte, Würenlos AG
Meeting: 13.00, Würenlos Train Station.
(e.g. by public transport: ETH Hönggerberg, 12.32, Bus37 - Zürich Affoltern, S6 - Würenlos, 12:59)

- 15.15-ca16.30 2nd Site Visit: Plant and Ecosystem Research Site Lägeren, Wettingen, AG, with Dr. Mana Gharun (Dept. of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zürich) Info: https://treenet.info/switzerland/laegeren
(14.30 transit from Emma Kunz Zentrum & forest walk to site)

Reading:
- Harald Szeemann: Mehr als Kunst, eingebunden in Urschlamm und Lichtmystik, in: Emma Kunz (hg. Emma Kunz Zentrum Würenlos), AT Verlag, Aarau 1993, p.64-87. 
- Bruno Latour: What protective measures can you think of so we don't go back to the pre-crisis production model? March 2020, http://www.bruno-latour.fr/sites/default/files/downloads/P-202-AOC-ENGLISH_1.pdf
(first published in french: https://aoc.media/opinion/2020/03/29/imaginer-les-gestes-barrieres-contre-le-retour-a-la-production-davant-crise/)
 




September 18, Friday
Magic Mountain

- 12.30 3d Site Visit: Schatzalp & Waldhotel, Davos
Meeting: 12.00 at Train Station Davos Dorf.
(e.g. by public transport: Zürich HB, 09:37, IC 3 - Landquart RE1033 - Davos Dorf 11:51)

Reading:
- Thomas Mann: Der Zauberberg (1924), Deutscher Bücherbund, Stuttgart o.J, mindestens: p.21-41 (= preface & 1st chapter), p.215-288 (= 4. subchapter "The Thermometer" - 5. end of subchapter "Mein Gott ich sehe!"). 

- Thomas Mann: The Magic Mountain (1924), Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York 1995, minimum: p. xi-17 (= preface & 1st chapter), p.158-216 (= 4. subchapter "Das Thermometer" - 5. end of subchapter "My God, I see It!"). 


September 24, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D- ArchENA: Seminar
Who/What is being cared for?

Reading:
- Chantal Akermann: My Mother Laughs (Ma mère rit, 2013), Brooklyn NY 2019, chapter 1, p.1-15. 

- Donna Haraway: Companion Species Manifesto. Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness. Prickly Paradigm Press, 2003 

- Rebecca Choi: Podium Perspective: The Architectural Vision of Whitney M. Young, Jr., forthcoming in Ardeth, Summer 2020. 

Submission: Fragment of a Manifesto (2-3 pages) & presentation: Who/What do you care for? (Precisely? Why?)
+ Individual project supervision by appointment.


October 01, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D- ArchENA: Seminar
Where is Care? (and when?)

Reading:
- Elke Krasny: Architecture and Care, in: Angelika Fritz, Elke Krasny, Architekturzentrum Wien (eds.): Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism for a broken planet, 2019, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, p. 33-41. 

- Beatriz Colomina: Illness as Metaphor in Modern Architecture, in: Andrea Philips, Markus Miessen (eds): Caring Culture, Sternberg, Berlin 2011, p. 73-90. 

- Nancy Fraser, Contradictions of Capital and Care, New Left Review,
(July, 2016), 99-117. https://newleftreview.org/issues/II100/articles/nancy-fraser-contradictions-of-capital-and-care.
 

Submission: Fragment of a Manifesto (2-3 pages) & presentation: Where is Care? (and when?)
+ Individual project supervision by appointment.


October 08, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D- ArchENA: Seminar
Karitas
Lecture/Seminar, Dr. Linda Schädler: Mit Gottes Lohn: Die Vorstellung von Karitas und ihre Auswirkungen auf den Pflegerinnenberuf.
Die Karitas-Druckgraphik in der Graphischen Sammlung der ETH Zürich.

Reading:
Sellink: The Seven Virtues_Bruegel 
van Bühren: Barmherzigkeit 
Hawkins: Gender and Hospital Nursing 


Submission: Fragment of a Manifesto (2-3 pages) & presentation: Why take care?
+ Individual project supervision by appointment.


October 09-11, Friday-Sunday
ZHdK rooftop, Wind Tunnel
X-cene Performance: In-Group with Clemens Krauss
(Optional; Limited number of participants!)


October 15, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D- ArchENA: Seminar
Who takes care? (And how?)

Reading:
- Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Manifesto! Maintenance Art - Proposal for an exhibition "CARE", 1969 (as published by: https://www.saic.edu).  

- Vinciane Despret: The Body We Care for: Figures of Anthropo-zoo-genesis, in: Body & Society, June 2004, p. 111-134. 

- Fred Moten and Stefano Harney: Politics Surrounded, in: The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study, Minor Compositions, NewYork 2013, p.17-20. 


Submission: Fragment of a Manifesto (2-3 pages) & presentation: Who takes care? (And how?)
+ Individual project supervision by appointment.


October 22 - Seminar week (no class)


October 29, Thursday
MID TERM CRITIQUE: Manifesting Care
10.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00, HIL D-ArchENA
Guests: Bice Curiger, An Fonteyne (via zoom), Teresa Galí-Izard, Momoyo Kaijima, Jan De Vylder (via zoom), Rebecca Choi.


October 31, Saturday
ZHdK rooftop, Wind Tunnel
X-cene Matinee: Lewis & Steffi Hessler
(Optional; Limited number of participants!)


November 05, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D-ArchENA
Publishing Care
Seminar w. Dr. Adam Jasper: Working Title: Condominium Pandemonium

Reading: Selected texts related to a forthcoming issue of the journal gta papers.

Submission: Student Manifestos & presentation, Focus: Addressing an audience
+ Individual project supervision by appointment.


November 12, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D- ArchENA: Seminar
Critique as Care, Care as Critique

Reading:
- Mayanthi Fernando: Critique as Care, in: Critical Times, 2:1, April 2019, DOI 10.1215/26410478-7769726, p. 13-22. 

- Maria Puig de la Bellacasa: Introduction. The Disruptive Thought of Care, in: María Puig de la Bellacasa, Matters of Care. Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis 2017, p. 1-24. 

- Joan C Tronto: Care as a Basis for Radical Political Judgement, in: Hypatia, vol. 10, no. 2, spring 1995, p. 141-149. 


Submission: Student Manifestos & presentation, Focus: Critique as Care - Care as Critique?
+ Individual project supervision by appointment.


November 19, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D- ArchENA: Seminar
Caring Architecture

Reading:
- Joan C. Tronto: Caring Architecture, in: Angelika Fritz, Elke Krasny, Architekturzentrum Wien (eds.): Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism for a broken planet, 2019, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, p.26-32. 

- Christa Kamleithner: Concrete Abstractions: Berlin’s Statistical Bureau and the Concept of Zoning (1862–1910), in: Anne Kockelkorn, Nina Zschocke (eds.): Productive Universals - Specific Situations. Critical Engagements in Art, Architecture and Urbanism, Sternberg Press Berlin 2019, p.94-123. 

- Jos Boys: Architecture, Place and the ‘Care-Full’ Design of Everyday Life, in: Bates, Imrie and Kullmann (eds.): Care and Design, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester: 2017, 1-17. 

Submission: Student Manifestos & presentation, Focus: Caring (for) Architecture
+ Individual project supervision by appointment.


November 26, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D-ArchENA: Seminar
Couldn't Care less

Reading:
- Martha Rosler: Why Are People being so nice? in: e-flux journal: What's love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) got to do with it?, Sternberg Press, Berlin 2017, p.32-43. 

- Silvia Federici: Wages against Housework (1974), published jointly by the Power of Women Collective and the Falling Wall Press, Montpelier Bristol, April 1975. 


Submission: Student Manifestos & presentation, Focus: Care & Anger
+ Individual project supervision by appointment.


December 03, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D- ArchENA
Love, Care (and Poetry)
Special Guest: Isabel Nolan

Reading:
- Ursula Le Guin: Deep in Admiration, in: Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, Elaine Gan, Nils Brubandt (eds.): Arts of living on a damaged planet, University of Minnesota Press, 2017, p. M15-M21. 

- Deborah Bird Rose: Shimmer. When all you love is being trashed, in: Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, Elaine Gan, Nils Brubandt (eds.): Arts of living on a damaged planet, University of Minnesota Press, 2017, p. G51-G63. 

- Isabel Nolan: Coke and Melancholia 


Submission: Student Manifestos & presentation, Focus: Languages of Care
+ Individual project supervision by appointment.


December 05, Saturday
ZHdK rooftop, Wind Tunnel
X-cene Matinee: Isabel Nolan
(Optional; Limited number of participants!)


December 10, Thursday
10.00-13.00, HIL D- ArchENA: Seminar
Final rehearsal: Architecture & Care. Student Manifestos


December 14, Monday
12.00
End submission Manifestos


December 18, Friday
FINAL CRITIQUE: Architecture & Care. A collective Manifesto
10.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00, HIL D- ArchENA
Guests: Teresa Galí-Izard, An Fonteyne, Emanuel Christ, Elli Mosayebi, Jan De Vylder.


DOWNLOAD SYLLABUS (incl. extended reading list)

LITERATURE is available for Download at https://ursprung.arch.ethz.ch/lehrveranstaltungen/who-cares.

Kontakt


Tim Klauser