This contribution examines the multi-layered interaction of social and architectural spatial patterns in the emergence and transformation of post-war modernist … More
Alain Bovet and Ignaz Strebel observe caretakers at work in Swiss residential buildings. They do so as video ethnographers and … More
The introduction co-authored by Philippe Sormani, Alain Bovet and Ignaz Strebel spells out the empirical and theoretical interest of studying … More
Thank you to all our followers for reading us in 2018! What Urban Stuff is Made Of will be back … More
Waited a long time for this. Nice result due to good collaboration! Want to know more? Read now
Kulturen des Reparierens (transcript Verlag, 2018) is a new text collection edited by Stefan Krebs, Gabriele Schabacher and Heike Weber. It includes … More
The flooding of the Lower Ninth Ward explained and performed on a map by climatologist Barry Keim from Louisiana State University on his Hurricane Katrina … More
New publication: Der Beitrag der Hausmeister zur ldentität von Gebäuden – Block Checks in der Großwohnsiedlung Red Road in Glasgow. … More
“Géographie et infrastructures de la transition urbaine” is a new course in the BSc in Geosciences and Environment at the University … More
A true digital mess at the site of the former highrise estate Red Road, Glasgow. Whilst Google Maps provides for … More
Voilà! In-house production arrived this morning! Thanx to all those collaborating and supporting the project over the last three years. The … More
The tree in front of our house is gone. Seen in Zurich, 08.02.2017.
Noble and respected urban designers, students, craftsmen, workers, vagabonds, people of all countries, it is time to unite! In the … More
This is a video map of a concierge control tour, a so-called block check, which I have recorded together with concierges … More
Seen in Zurich on 13.02.2011.
Seen in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, 21.12.2009
Seen at Bellevue, Zurich, 02.09.2016
On clear nights at the Plaza de Armas in Santiago, for a little money hobby astronomers offer to passers-by to take a glance at … More
The Edition WOHNEN volume presents the work of building caretakers and analyses their value not only in the running and … More
Voilà! The classic sociology book, vacuum-packed for sale at a kiosk in the city centre of Santiago de Chile. Max Weber’s … More
Our in-house documentation on building care work, a collaborative project with filmmaker Susanne Hofer from Flimmern GmbH. The documentation’s booklet can be downloaded from the internet.
Seen in Zurich on 25.12.12
Mercado de Los Pozos, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 7.1.2010