Doing research on women architects is often a challenging task, not least for pragmatic reasons such as a lack of documentation. It also requires a careful choice and development of method. In this talk, we will introduce our ongoing SNF-funded research-project Flora Ruchat-Roncati at ETH 1985–2002. Professor, Planner, Theoretician and share some first outcomes. In particular we aim to address the use of different techniques to identify new sources through biography, career-telling, life-cycle approach, and oral history, in order to gain deeper insights. Starting from the gaps in Flora Ruchat-Roncati’s professional curriculum, we apply these more recent tools of historical research in combination with traditional instruments like the architectural archive. Our presentation asks about potentials and pitfalls of combining new and established methods.
Lecture, Eliana Perotti, Katia Frey
Date : Monday the 27. November 2017
Time : 10:00 to 11:00
Location : HIL H 40.9 (Foyer), ETH Hönggerberg