CONF 16.05.2022

Aerial Spatial Revolution in architecture and urbanism (online, 21 May 22)

Online, 21.05.2022

Dr. Marco Rasch, Bildarchiv Foto Marburg

Università della Svizzera italiana, Accademia di architettura

Aerial Spatial Revolution in architecture and urbanism. Online Symposium

Organized by Matteo Vegetti and Christoph Frank

Through interdisciplinary approach, the symposium explores the influence of the conquest of the air – from the first flight experiences to contemporary satellites – on the way of thinking, designing and practising space.

H 9.00-12.30
Welcome address:
Walter Angonese – Academy of Architecture (USI), director
Silvio Seno – DACD (SUPSI), director

Matteo Vegetti (SUPSI, USI)
Christoph Frank (USI–ISA)

Tommaso Morawski – Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Marco Solinas – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa
Raumrevolution. On the first planetary spatial revolution

Mark Dorrian – Edinburgh College of Art
Around the new vision

Natalie Roseau – École des Ponts ParisTech
The aerial thought of the large city. Subjectivities of the gaze and the unthinking of anthropization

Marco Rasch – Saxonia-Freiberg-Stiftung
The influence of the photographic birds-eye view on german urbanism

Christoph Frank – Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, USI–ISA
Seen from above, seen from below: towards an iconography of aerial destruction

Emmanuel Alloa – University of Fribourg

H 16.00-19.00
Sebastian Grevsmühl – EHEES-CRH, Paris
From spaceship earth to infrastructures of survival: a historical genealogy of a new scopic regime

Dario Negueruela del Castillo – University of Zurich
The reverse gaze of satellite exploration. The reconstituted face of the earth

Jennifer K. Levasseur – Department of Space History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
An astronaut-eye view of changing urban development

Niccolò Cuppini – SUPSI–DEASS, Lugano
Air as infrastructure. On amazon urbanism

Lisa Parks – University of California, Santa Barbara
Vertical mediation and the current war in yemen

Caren Kaplan – University of California, Davis
Out of the blue: no-fly zones and atmospheric politics

Tristan Weddigen – Director of Bibliotheca Hertziana, University of Zurich

More information and link to the symposium:

CONF: Aerial Spatial Revolution in architecture and urbanism (online, 21 May 22). In:, 16.05.2022. Letzter Zugriff 14.08.2022. <>.