Announcement: Coffee Lecture

Announcement: Coffee Lecture "Achtung: die Raumplanung / Attention: spatial planning – new collaborative spatial planning tools for Ukraine"

On the 25th of January, we are hosting the coffee lecture “Achtung: die Raumplanung / Attention: spatial planning – new collaborative spatial planning tools for Ukraine”. Ukrainian spatial planning is challenged by the combination of protracted reforms and impacts of the war, with the latter challenges demonstrating a dual character concerning time, scale, and management. Be it the tensions between pressing emergencies concerning some of the most fundamental human necessities and visions of a long-term, sustainable post-war renewal, the duality of micro-projects and meta-narratives, the coexistence of martial law’s centralizing forces and society’s informal, situational practices, all these demand multifaceted and adaptable planning methods. Based on experience from the Swiss culture of test planning in tackling complex spatial planning challenges and from a recent participative planning process in Vinnytsia, this presentation by a working group of the Swiss Network with Ukraine aims at discussing the possibility of a broader introduction of the test planning method in Ukraine.


  1. Dr. Daniel Kiss, urban designer, XM Architekten Basel
  2. Dr. Gyler Mydyti, urban designer & researcher, KCAP
  3. Anastasiya Ponomaryova, architect & activist, Urban Curators / Co-HATY
  4. Urs Thomann, spatial planner, Van de Wetering Atelier für Städtebau
  5. Yegor Vlasenko, researcher in urban studies + planning, EPFL

The coffee lecture is organised as a part of the exhibition "ETH with Ukraine - Exchanging Knowledge for a Sustainable Future".

📆 January 25, Thursday
🕝 13:00
🏛️ Main building of ETH Zurich, main hall
📍 Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zürich
🗣️ Language: English
🆓 Entrance free

Photographs will be taken at this event. If you do not want to be shown in published photos, please, contact us.