AR-801 / 2 credits

Teacher: Viganò Paola

Language: English

Remark: 16-21 August, 2021


Only this year


Through field expeditions, keynote lecture, discussion, workshops, and exchanges with experts, participants will contribute to the production of a synthetic "transect" across a continuous water landscape, from the Aletsch glacier to the Rhone valley floor, revealing larger territorial logics.



Teaching involves 4 expedition days, 1 production day, and 1 final critique day. All participants are required to take part in the full 6-day summer school; mountain hiking is required. Participation fees cover accommodation including full board at Villa Cassel. Master students (ETH/EPFL): CHF 100; Doctoral students (ETH/EPFL): CHF 250; Doctoral/master students (external university): CHF 500.


Geddes Valley Transect, Landscape Architecture, Systemic Design, Transdisciplinary, Water ecosystems, climate change, glacier, valley, water management, planning

In the programs

  • Number of places: 25
  • Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
  • Subject examined: Transects through alpine water landscapes
  • Lecture: 9 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 18 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 18 Hour(s)

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