OPEN CALL: Teach a Design Studio at D-ARCH ETH Zurich

The Department of Architecture (D-Arch) of ETH Zurich is looking for innovative approaches for studio teaching in architectural design. This call is open to independent architects, with or without a built oeuvre. Apply until September 2nd 2022 to teach your vision for the future of architecture and construction in a new experimental design studio.

The existing 25 design studios for Bachelor and Master students in Architecture present a variety of positions and methods that aim at synthesizing the evolving conditions of the world around us, into thought, action, proposals for buildings and environments that are, in themselves, new forms of knowledge. Each of these positions contributes the specific expertise to our schools’ focus on sustainability, critical thinking and interdisciplinary dialogue and may explore diverse topics facing society & politics; city, landscape & construction; building typologies; adaptive re-use; building economy & technology; material culture and art & spatial practice.

The D-Arch is looking for upcoming, speculative, and innovative positions engaging with the challenges facing the future of the built environment. Send us your teaching statement on maximum one page describing how you want to engage with pressing topics, such as re-use, aesthetics, climate emergency, composition, housing shortage, tactility, parity, construction, inclusivity, space, care, expression, etc. and how they will shape the architecture of tomorrow. The statement should also include a teaching methodology to engage with the students and prepare them to be responsible actors in the future of the discipline of architecture.

Four applications from independent architects or architectural collectives will be selected to teach a design studio of 25 students on campus for two days a week as Guest Lecturers for the duration of one semester between Spring 2023 and Fall 2024.
Additionally, regular intermediate reviews as well as public final presentations with external guests should promote an exchange between the different students and faculty members and contribute to the dynamic, interdisciplinary and multi-faceted teaching environment at the Department of Architecture.

Submit your application until September 2nd 2022 to iea@arch.ethz.ch
The application should be sent in PDF format not exceeding 10mb and contain:

1 A4 Teaching Statement
1 A4 Short Bios / CVs of all involved persons applying
2 A4 References showcasing projects that engage with the topics covered in the teaching statement