with Martin Neukom

In the seventh talk of the seminar week, the studio invited Martin Neukom, member of the Green Party in Switzerland and Head of the Building Department in the Canton of Zürich, to discuss the focus of his political work: climate protection and the development of sustainable energy techniques. Reflecting on the current situation he asked 'If we would have started in the nineties, we would have done it differently, but the important question is: what do we do now?

Martin Neukom is on the governing council of the Canton Zurich since 2019 and Head of the Building Department Canton Zurich. He has a longstanding interest in politics and climate change,  joining the political party “Junge Grüne” in 2005, where he worked as president between 2008-2012. Martin Neukom studied engineering and solar energy systems and worked at the ZHAW and at Fluxim AG, where he focused on the development of measurement devices for solar cells. As governing council, he campaigns, among many other things, for progress in climate protection and preservation of biodiversity.

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ETH Zurich
Seminar Week: What is Next?

Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich

19–22 October 2020

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The Architecture Foundation presents a week of seminars from 19-22 October 2020 curated by Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zürich exploring the architecture of crisis. Invited speakers include Carolyn Steel, Summer Islam,  Paloma Gormley and others in the disciplines of architecture, politics and economics. Across 9 talks over 4 days, panelists will be asked to reflect upon the unit's posed question: What is Next?

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This annotated bibliography of writing by women about architecture was created collaboratively through conversations, invitations and spontaneous suggestions as a resource for gathering lists of texts, for encouragement, and for finding new writers. The project's editorial board is led by long-term collaborator Helen Thomas, and former Caruso St John staff members Emilie Appercé and Barbara Thüler. The project was developed with support from the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich and the Chair of Adam Caruso.

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30th anniversary event

CSTJ30: Yesterday and Today

Live-stream from London

19 November 2020

architecturefoundation.org.uk

Caruso St John Architects celebrates 30 years in practice with a new website, Instagram, and a special online event hosted by the Architecture Foundation.

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In Conversation

David K. Ross, Archetypes

23 June 2021

baltsprojects.com

Façade mock-ups for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena have been photographed as part of Canadian artist David K. Ross' new publication Archetypes. 

Hosted by BALTS Projects, Caruso St John's Tibor Bielicky will be in conversation with Ross about the project, on Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 18:30 (MSEZ).

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Competition

National Gallery Sainsbury Wing

London, United Kingdom

8 April 2021

nationalgallery.org.uk

Caruso St John is among the six shortlisted teams for the National Gallery NG200 competition. The project will be part of the gallery's Bicentenary, working on its historic structure and visitor experience.

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In conversation

Valerie Verhack with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn

Live-stream from Leuven, Belgium

8 April 2021

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Museum Leuven's curator Valerie Verhack in conversation with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn of 51n4e architects, part of a series of events around the museum's retrospective of the work of Thomas Demand.

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Lecture

Bauwelt Kongress 2020

3–4 December 2020

kongress.bauwelt.de

Adam Caruso participated in the 2020 Bauwelt Kongress, with a lecture entitled 'What is it Worth?', on reading the city and speculating about what its future might hold. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Kaye Geipel and Lina Ghotmeh.

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Writing

Domus
What is Next? What is it Worth?

Milan, Italy

October 2020

Adam Caruso contributes an article to the October Issue of Domus, outlining how on the failure of architecture to address the imbalances of contemporary life has motivated him to look again, in practice and with students at the ETH, at the ideological and programmatic promises of modernism.

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Adam Caruso contributes an essay to the Autumn 2020 issue of Superposition, discussing the modernities of Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer’s ADGB Trade Union School, and Jony Ive at Norman Foster's Apple Headquarters seen through the lens of Andreas Gursky.

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