Architektur für Kinder: Zürichs Spielplätze

Organizer: gta Exhibitions
Date: Thursday, 6 November 2014 to Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Mo–Fr 10 a.m.–6 p.m., closed on weekends and holidays
Location: ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL, gta exhibitions

6 November 2014, 6 pm

Talk with
Gabriela Burkhalter, urban planner, Basel
Prof. Peter Fischli, Städelschule Frankfurt, artist, Zurich
Elisabeth Gaus, Pädagogische Hochschule Zurich
Prof. Hubert Klumpner, ETH Zurich
Bruno Maurer, gta archives, ETH Zurich
Prof. Dr. Stanislaus von Moos, visiting professor architecture history, Yale School of Architecture, em. Professor University of Zurich
Janis Willuweit, Grün Stadt Zürich

Moderated by
Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung, ETH Zurich

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The playground has always been a place that promotes and limits freedom. In the playground movement of the 1950s, Zurich promoted new and unconventional solutions, taking on a pioneering role. Outstanding examples of this period are the Robinson playgrounds, featuring community centers, and the emergence of new forms of Zurich landscape architecture with Ernst Baumann, Ernst Cramer and Willi Neukom. The exhibition “Architektur für Kinder: Zürichs Spielplätze” (“Architecture for Children: Zurich’s Playgrounds”) explores the history of Zurich’s playgrounds since 1950, and in an open experiment lets children show where and how they like to play the most today.

Curated by Gabriela Burkhalter, in collaboration with gta Archiv (ETH Zurich), Baugeschichtliches Archiv, Zurich and ASLA Archiv für Schweizer Landschaftsarchitektur, Rapperswil