Events - 26.02.2017 - 00:00
27 February 2017. "Flatten the Alps for a clear view of the Med!" This was the provocative battle cry with which the Swiss punk scene of the 1980s called for free space for their own purposes. However, the slogan is generally also an expression of new demands on public space at a time when notions like "internal compression", "density stress" and "Switzerland being concreted over" are being bandied about.
The evolution of streets, squares and parks is part of settlement history. However, the function and significance of public space change from epoch to epoch. In his lecture course, Martin Schregenberger, architect and former curator of monuments of the City of St.Gallen, will focus on the history of public space in St.Gallen. He will start with St.Gallen being turned into a town after the Hungarian raid of 926 and describe the consequences of the town fire of 1418. The new creation of the abbey square in the 17th century and the spirit of optimism in the era of embroidery will be dealt with in lectures three and four. In addition, Schregenberger will home in on the controversies and projects of the post-war years to the present day, among them the design of the Market Square, the North and St.Fiden Railway Stations, as well as the Sömmerliwiese park.
The lectures will take place in Room 01-014 of the University of St.Gallen on Mondays at 6.15 p.m.