ETH Zurich Final Crits: Making Plans for Living Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich


ETH Zurich
Final Crits: Making Plans for Living

Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich

15–16 December 2020

Students from Adam Caruso's studio at ETH Zurich present their projects to guest critics including Lisa Fior (muf architecture/art, London), Summer Islam (Material Cultures, Studio Abroad, London), Dr. Marina Olsen (Karma International Gallery, Zurich), and Axel Simon (editor, Hochparterre).

"A few semesters ago, the studio tentatively made moves towards modernism. The evident failure of architecture to address the imbalance of contemporary life provided the motivation to look again at the more ideological and programmatic promises of modernism, particularly the second wave of the 60s and 70s, whose discourses were broadened to encompass themes of gender, the legacies of empire and the growing imbalances in our environment. The consumer driven economy and its insatiable consumption of precious resources is not sustainable, and the desires it claims to fill can never be satisfied. Drawing on a diverse range of references; from the cave paintings made by our distant ancestors, to St Francis’s labours as depicted by Giotto in Assisi, from the multiple disciplines encompassed by classical Indian dance to the slow and deliberate narratives in the films of Tacita Dean; the studio attempts to discern new practices that address the challenges of today."

Main image: Atlas of Liberating Acts, Olga Cobuscean, Thomas Rohrer, 2020

Projects (and images, left to right):

Pablo Stadelmann, Cyrill Wechsler

Christian Cotting, Patrick Holzer

Marina Medic, Maria Unterlechner

Ansgar Stadler, Philip Stöckler

Paul Grieguszies Schäfer, Jaehee Shin

Rahel Hüsler, Nina Rohrer

Leslie Majer, Félicie Morard

Christa Held, Norma Clematide

Caroline Dietlmeier, Sara Katharina Keller

Rico Furter, Matti Jänkälä

Charlotte Reuse, Manon Zimmerli

David Eckert, Florian von Planta

Daniela Burki, Ramona Köchli

Thomas Rohrer, Olga Cobuscean


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