ETH Zürich and EPFL joint post-graduate MAS in Urban and Territorial Design

Call for Applications 30 April – 31 May 2023 (round 2): A one-year full-time post-graduate programme in English at the two Swiss schools, EPFL (Autumn 2023) and ETH Zürich (Spring 2024)

The Territorial Project for Social and Ecological Change

Urban and territorial design has acquired a new meaning and urgency. The joint Master of Advanced Studies at the ETH Zürich and EPFL builds an innovative urban and territorial design education addressing social and environmental challenges both within the city-territory and across wider landscapes. Engaging with notions of transformation, reuse, regeneration, reparation, and transition of habitats and ecologies, the MAS will deploy the urban and territorial project as the crucial field of knowledge production across scales.

Design and research studios form the core of the programme, where design is explored as a tool for synthesis within inter- and transdisciplinary exchange involving science, practice and governance. The extended scope of urban design teaching  includes both emerging developments in urban theory and a deeper understanding of the cultural and ecological dimensions of territories. Scientific research on planetary urbanisation, postcolonial thought, and the Anthropocene will be engaged in relation to urban design, landscape architecture, urban and landscape (agro)ecology, sustainable construction, renewable energy and low-carbon mobility.

Collaborating teams

ETH Zürich D-ARCH, Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS), Assoc. Prof. Milica Topalović (Spring 2024)
and EPFL ENAC, Habitat Research Center (HRC), Prof. Paola Viganò (Autumn 2023)

Further Information regarding the programme, eligibility, application procedure and scholarships can be found here