Future Heritage

Lecture series in the spring semester 2024

The responsible reconstruction and further development of the existing building stock requires knowledge and an understanding of the theoretical positions conservation and the basics of preservation in practice. The core course of spring semester 2024 conveys this knowledge to students with the help of selected writings and discusses them in the context of various guest lectures. 

The core course is dedicated to tangible objects and intangible heritage of minorities, fringe groups and people without a lobby, and examines inventories at federal, cantonal and communal level. In addition to the preservation of already designated objects, the selection and inventorying of future protected objects is one of the core tasks of monument preservation and the federal government. The outcome of this course is an individual written inventory text submitted to a database of Future Heritage.

Heritage conservation is dedicated to the preservation and protection of historical buildings. In this lecture, students will learn about the theoretical positions on historic monuments and the basics of preservation in practice. In addition to active participation in the discussions, students will be asked to engage with a topic or object of their own choice in order to be able to develop and comprehensibly justify their own positions within the context of preservation. Our goal here is to foster students’ communication skills and the culture of discussion.

Photography poster: © Peter Rosa, edited with AI Adobe Firefly


Aufgabenstellung FS24

Semesterprogramm FS24


Charta von Venedig

Charta von Burra

Merkblatt zum Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten 

Leitsätze zur Denkmalpflege in der Schweiz 

gta Richtlinien

Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz

Schweizer Zeitschriften

Baugeschichtliches Archiv der Stadt Zürich

Bildarchiv der ETH-Bibliothek

Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv