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OOZE is an international design practice operating between the fields of art, architecture and urbanism.

ETH Zurich - Energy Matters lecture

24 November 2022

Eva Pfannes ( OOZE ) is invited to lecture at the ETH for the Architecture and Territorial Planning department.
She will present the research by design project commissioned by the IABR in 2020 named LEAP ( Local Energy Action Plan) for the Rotterdam neighbourhood Bospolder-Tussendijken.
Questions that led to the LEAP are fundamental: How do we literally leap from where we are now to where we need to be in the future? How can we transition from living with a massive individual footprint of 16t CO2 per year to living in a carbon neutral world by 2050 at the very latest?
Answers cannot be given by any individual person, country or institution, as the energy transition is a shared problem that has to be addressed collaboratively and integrally. Any LEAP should use the energy transition to address climate mitigation AND climate adaptation AND more equal inclusive society AND the SDGs.

To find answers to the above questions, the LEAP investigated four concrete cases at a concrete locations with a known group of actors at a given moment in time. From exploring this concrete cases, a number of generally applicable principles were derived. The overarching principle is the idea that restoring connections between nature and natural capacities, the city, and its inhabitants is a basis for minimizing the human footprint on the natural world. Within this wider context, principles are custom-tailored to foster paradigmatic change in energy systems and across any boundaries.

Eva Pfannes is also participate to the design studio end of semester review on the theme of energy and is called "Power to the People: Energy and Territory in the Rhineland“Which deal with the energy landscapes in the Rhineland between Aachen and Cologne in Germany. Together with Muriz Djurdjevic, Dorothee Hahn, Milica Topalović, and Jan Westerheide. She will feed back on the propositions of the students on their current project and will propose a set of very short exercise with the goal of expending the mind of the student regarding energy matters and their very own energy use.
The studio is affiliated with Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) and the new Master of Advanced Studies in Urban and Territorial Design (MAS UTD)

Location: ONA E 7 , Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, Oerlikon , 8093 Zürich, CH

Date: 24 November 2022 / 10.00 – 12.00


LEAP - Local Energy Action Plan, Rotterdam


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