Chair of / Cátedra de /
Lehrstuhl für


Prof. Hubert Klumpner


Chair of Architecture and
Urban Design /  
Institute of Landscape- and
Urban Studies / LUS
Member of Network City and Landscape / NSL
Co-Director of ETH Wohnforum,
Centre for Architecture
Society and Environment / ETH Wohnforum / ETH CASE
Co-Founder and Members
of Institute of Science
Technology and Policy / ISTP
Member of the ETH Sustainability
Steering Committee
Informal Urbanism Regional
Hub of UN-Habitat Universities



ETHZ Design Studio - Mid-Term Momentum

In our ETHZ teaching, this week we locked horns with the biggest challenge of our online teaching experiments yet – the Mid-Term Review for our Design Studio, Liquid City Rijeka, with guests Pippo Ciorra (Senior Curator, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy), Vedran Mimica (IIT College of Architecture, Chicago), Alessandra Ciancetta (University of Vienna / Cooper Union), Anne Graupner (26’10 South Architects), Gruia Badescu (University of Konstanz), Nela Kadic (TU Wien), and Ina Valkanova of our LUS Doctoral School.

One of our students, Marco Yue, was among thousands of young Swiss military reservists summoned to participate in the Federal campaign to offset the impact of COVID-19 in Switzerland. To our own surprise, this did not prevent his participation in the Mid-Term. To digitally extend the Mid-Term itself into a military barracks was unprecedented, not only benefiting the student, but also bringing into focus questions about where education happens and who a student can be.