Lund Architecture Symposium (LAS22)

March 9, 2022

Iris Dupper
Lund, SE

New public space in re-activated architectures

Keynote Speaker at the 2022 edition of Lund Architecture Symposium (LAS22), which will engage in (re)activating architectures.During recent years, architecture has frequently been used to communicate the ramifications of contemporary life and culture. Rarer is the communication of architecture’s role within these ramifications. Responding to this dilemma, this symposium will explore architecture that takes a much more active position within the urgency of societal restructuring, reimagining space and form beyond the norms that dictate them. The symposium will unfold different instances and aspects of intervention where (re)activating architectures claim a generative stance within the multiplicity of forces that usher the contemporary condition.

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ATMOSPHERE 14 Symposium

Feb. 17, 2022

Tilman Latz
Online | Winnipeg

+HOUSING: living together again
Keynote Lecture as part of the symposium at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba.

‘Living together’ is arguably the most ancient task of architecture and the built/designed environment and is becoming the single most challenging and complex topic as we move towards the post-pandemic paradigm.

Atmosphere 14 | __________ + HOUSING, the 14th annual symposium at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, invites projects and discussions that questions the status quo practice and understanding of housing and speculates how we could live together again. What are the new and emerging normalities? What are the parameters of the living realigned through the pandemic? How can we live together with land and with each other? How dense can we live together; with whom or with what? How long can or should we sustain our living in a region/context, at what cost? What/how can we rethink/reform housing based on what we are experiencing?

The symposium invites projects and discussions that respond to living together again within the present/projected contexts of the post-pandemic world(s). Through the lens of housing, the symposium will examine and imagine emergent ideas and issues related to lifestyle, density, spatial typologies, history & theory, technology & construction, policy & development, regions and territories, environmental strategies and science, social and health parameters, and so on.

Donnerstag, 17, Februar 12:00 Winnipeg time | 19:00 CET


University of Hongkong

Dec. 1, 2021

Tilman Latz
Online | Hongkong

Respect and Adaptation – projects in the Anthropocene
“Climate change and the Covid pandemic make it clear that people need good public space. It should be integrative in a sense that it pays respect to an areas specific culture, its history, its customs and dreams. Landscape Architecture should adapt to a given place and functional setting, integrate desires, invisible cliches about nature and foster social inclusion.
The presentation will focus on some post-Industrial and infrastructural projects, paying tribute to former generations successes and defeats. It will question the traditional process of demolition, construction and reconstruction, by replacing it with a positive and proactive interpretation of given manmade constructions. This allows to save energy, resources and investment, become sustainable and gain a status of resilient, long-lasting placemaking.”

12:00 – 13:30 pm, 1st Dec, Wed, Berlin
19:00 – 20:30 pm, 1st Dec, Wed, Hong Kong

Open lecture, organized by the University of Hong Kong, faculty of architecture.


Quartiers in Transition, EPFL, Lausanne

Oct. 20, 2021

Tilman Latz
Lausanne, CH

Port Rambaud, Lyon-Confluence
Lecture and round-table discussion as part of the PhD student seminar “QUARTIERS IN TRANSITION – Urban waterfront as project opportunity”, organised by the LAST Laboratory of Prof. Emmanuel Rey on 19, 20 and 21 October 2021 at the Technical University in Lausanne (EPFL).

>> download programme (PDF)

Climate Bridge Conference

Oct. 15, 2021

Tilman Latz
Online | Piscataway, New Jersey

Inspiring Case Studies: Broadening the Climate Bridge
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This two-day hybrid is collaboration between the Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability and the Rutgers Climate Institute, supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York.

Climate change is creating new challenges for spatial and environmental planning on both sides of the Atlantic. While seeking to moderate the impacts of climate change from rising temperatures, extreme precipitation and sea level rise, the context of planning and policy must also address growing awareness of social equity and environmental justice. New Jersey’s underserved communities are similarly exposed to environmental challenges as their counterparts in the German Ruhr Region; settlement patterns and brownfield issues also show similarities.

This has become evident through 15 years of successful collaboration, including summer programs, a landscape Architecture design studio, internships for Rutgers students and publications. The conference Climate Bridge will foster a collaborative dialogue among planners, designers, scholars, public administrators, and decision makers from both sides of the Atlantic. Scholars from different universities in Germany and the United States will contribute papers and discussions that highlight interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the environmental, economic, political, and social dimensions of planning considering climate change.

>> see website Climate Bridge Conference

Transformative Narratives

From Sept. 24, 2021 to Sept. 25, 2021

Tilman Latz
Online | Beijing, CN

Lecture in the context of The 3rd International Conference on Brownfields Regeneration & Ecological Restoration on the topic „Multidimensional, Collaborative and Innovativet“.

It is crucial that we do not regard former industrial sites as “yesterday’s” and worthless,
but discover them as significant cultural landscapes for the people! Latz+Partner has discovered these themes on a large scale – Duisburg Nord – as well as on a small scale. Three projects of the last few years would be presented, which have or will have
no less an important effect on life in their respective urban fabric.

>>Sinterbeckenplatz, Esch Belval, LU

>>Port Rambaud, Lyon, FR

>>Esplanade TASE, Lyon, FR

Time: Saturday, Sep. 25, 2021 | 10:20 to 12:20

ECLAS Conference 2021 'Stop-and-Think' SLU Uppsala

From Sept. 13, 2021 to Sept. 14, 2021

Iris Dupper
Online | Uppsala, SE

Transferred Cultural Ideas in New Cross Border Contexts
Within the academic paper presentation, session 1:
‘Cultural landscape: Analysis of values and ethics of cultural landscape for planning and design’
Monday 13.09.2021, 11.00 – 12.30

Cultural Heritage as Inspiring Human Connections
Within the academic paper presentation, session 5:
‘Cultural landscape: Relationships – Public sphere, urban morphology and cultural heritage’
Tuesday 14.09.2021, 9.00 – 10.30

ECLAS open access conference ‘Stop-and-Think’ curated by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

>> tickets, programme and further information at:

Architecture lecture series "China", vh Ulm

July 8, 2021

Ulf Glänzer
Ulm, DE

Post-industrial landscapes in China
What are the special features, opportunities but also obstacles when a German landscape architecture firm is working on major projects in China? On this evening, Ulf Glänzer will provide exciting insights into some of LATZ+PARTNER’s Chinese projects. The focus of the projects presented will be on the redesign of post-industrial landscapes for new uses – such as a former glutamate factory or a heavy industrial plant.

Lecture in the context of the architecture series on the subject of “China” at the Ulm adult education centre, in cooperation with the Chamber of Architects.

Date: Thursday, 03.12.2020 | 20:00
Location: EinsteinHaus, Club Orange | Kornhausplatz 5, 89073 Ulm

>> further information at:

Industrial Heritage and Urban Requalification

May 21, 2021

Tilman Latz
Online | Barreiro/Lisboa, PT

Identity, Strengths and Opportunities of Post-Industrial Sites
Lecture at the conference held on 20 and 21 May 2021 on occasion of Alfredo da Silva’s 150th birthday (1871 – 1942).

Time: 16:30

IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus Conversation

May 21, 2021

Tilman Latz
Online | Brussels, BE

Landscape Architecture co-designs the EU Green Deal
“The objective of this conversation is to harvest and ideate on landscape architecture as a co-creative ecosystem that leaves no one behind, to make the EU Green Deal a cultural, human-centred and positive, tangible experience enhancing our quality of life and health of the Earth.”

Time: from 13:00