The Nature of the City – Lecture by Günther Vogt at the Oskar von Miller Forum

In contrast to wilderness, landscape is a space designed by humans. As a primarily cultural good, discourse forms the basis for working with landscape. Terms and typologies such as garden, park, courtyard, square or promenade make landscape legible. They form a matrix for ordering the urban landscape and make it possible to distinguish the many different gradations from private to public space as well as its use, scale, functionality and atmosphere. Last but not least, the global phenomenon of rising temperatures as a result of climate change requires individual solutions based on local conditions and discourse of development on a large scale. The sustainable city must be thought from the landscape.


4 February 2021, 6:30 pm

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