Sascha Roesler

Visiting Scholar (May 2020-Jul 2020)

Prof. Dr. Sascha Roesler is an architectural theorist, working at the intersection of architecture, ethnography, and science and technology studies. Since 2016, he is the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professor for Architecture and Theory at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland (Università della Svizzera Italiana). Roesler was appointed by SNSF to set up a new special research field on “architecture and urban climates;” within that framework, he leads a group of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. Sascha Roesler, who holds a doctorate from ETH Zurich, has published widely on issues of global architecture, sustainability and relocation. His publications comprise the first global history of architectural ethnography: Weltkonstruktion (Berlin 2013), and Habitat Marocain Documents (Zurich 2015), a volume on the transformation of a colonial settlement in Casablanca, Morocco. The latter was awarded the DAM architectural book award in 2016 as one of the year’s ten outstanding architectural publications. More recently Roesler co-edited the anthology The Urban Microclimate as Artifact (Basel 2018). As designed artifacts, microclimates are part of local material cultures with various ecological, social, and political implications for contemporary cities. Roesler is one of the laureates of the Swiss Art Award for Architecture (2012).


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Urban Climatology and Design


Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Wicked Problems in Architecture. Urban Climate as Case Study

Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, Switzerland:

ITA Introducing

Urban Climate in Everyday Life (Keynote Lecture)

FH Campus Vienna, Austria:

INUAS conference 2019. Housing under Pressure. Dynamics Between Centers and Peripheries

Architectural Anthropology and Climate

Tsinghua University, School of Architecture, Beijing, China


Architectural Anthropology as an Omission in Architectural Theory

Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels, Belgium:

Theory’s History, 196X-199X. Challenges in the Historiography of Architectural Knowledge

Schweizer Architektur? Das Habitat Marocain von Hentsch/Studer in Casablanca

Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum, Basel, Switzerland:

Exhibition André M. Studer. Vom Mass der Dinge