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«Es wird nicht über Literatur gesprochen.»
The Architect Max Frisch

Running time
18 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 (extended)
Further information (German, pdf, 147 kB)

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attention: our city – Max Frisch and the urban design of tomorrow

Talk and discussion on 15 March, 18.00

In the 1950s, Max Frisch, together with Markus Kutter and Lucius Burckhardt, triggered a lively debate on issues concerning urban design and land-use planning: What will the city of the future look like? What influence will the citizens have on their city’s planning? Even today, a good sixty years on, their questions are as current as ever. At ETH Zurich, experts and decision-makers from architecture and urban design will discuss Max Frisch as an idea provider and the urban design of tomorrow. A new edition of the highly influential works "wir selber bauen unsre Stadt" (1953), "achtung: die Schweiz" (1955) and "die neue Stadt" (1956) will also be presented.

Greeting: Dr Rafael Ball (Director of ETH-Bibliothek)

Opening talk: Professor Angelus Eisinger (Regional Planning for Zurich and Environs)

Panel discussion: Anna Schindler (Director of Urban Development Zurich), Charlotte von Moos (architect), Professor Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani (ETH Zurich, Chair for the History of Urban Design), Professor Angelus Eisinger (Regional Planning for Zurich and Environs)

Moderation: Palle Petersen (Editor ofHochparterre)

Followed by refreshments

Venue: ETH Zurich, Main building, Rämistrasse 101, , lecture hall E5

In cooperation with Triest Verlag für Architektur, Design und Typografie