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Lucius Burckhardt und Marcel Herbst Wachstum, Dichte und Flexibilität Ein Arbeitsbericht zu Planungen von Frank Gloor, Rolf Gutmann, Felix Schwarz, mit Lucius Burckhardt Die Planung wachsender Versorgungskerne Das Wachstum der Städte einerseits, andererseits der Wil le der stadtnahen Bevölkerung, an der städtischen Entwicklung teilzuhaben, führen heute zu einer beschleunigten Entwicklung an den Stadträndern. Zwei Pla- nungsaufträge haben die Architekten Schwarz & Gutmann und ihre Mit- arbeiter zu diesen Problemen geführt. Der vorliegende Vortrag greift

Architecture, Politics, and Mankind
Planning, Education, and Society

Who Plans the Planning? Birkhäuser Basel Lucius Burckhardt Who Plans the Planning? Architecture, Politics, and Mankind edited by Jesko Fezer and Martin Schmitz Editors Martin Schmitz D-Berlin Jesko Fezer D-Berlin/Hamburg Acquisitions Editor: David Marold, Birkhäuser Verlag, A-Vienna Content and Production Editor: Angelika Gaal, Birkhäuser Verlag, A-Vienna Translation from German into English: Jill Denton, D-Berlin Copyediting: Andreas Müller, D-Berlin Layout and typography: Ekke Wolf, A

325 Bibliography POLITICS Urban Planning and Democracy. (Stadtplanung und Demokratie) – In: Bauwelt 48/37, 1957. – In: Wer plant die Planung? Architektur, Politik und Mensch, Eds. Jesko Fezer/Martin Schmitz, Berlin 2004, pp. 19–25. – In: Lucius Burckhardt Writings. Re- thinking Man-made Environments. Politics, Landscape & Design, Jesko Fezer/Martin Schmitz (Eds.), Vienna/New York 2012, pp. 27–34. – In: Lucius Burckhardt: Il falso è l ’autentico. Politica, città, paesaggio, design, pedagogia. A cura di Gaetano Licata/Martin Schmitz, Macerata 2019, pp. 21

331 Biography Lucius Burckhardt (* Davos, 1925) gained a PhD in Basel then became a research assistant at the Social Research Center at Münster University in 1955. A guest lec- tureship at Ulm University of Applied Arts in 1959 was followed from 1961 to 1973 by several teaching assignments, including a guest lectureship in sociology at the Architecture Faculty of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He worked simultaneously as editor-in-chief of the journal Werk from 1962 to 1973, was First President of the German Werkbund from 1976 to

of the students’ canteen, if ever it is built, be used in-between times to prepare meals also for the neighborhood’s elderly and infirm, so obviating the need for them to 1 Lucius Burckhardt and Walter M. Förderer, Bauen – ein Prozeß [Construction—A Process], Verlag Arthur Niggli, Teufen 1968 46 demand a canteen of their own. But try pushing through a proposal of that sort! Not only is the single-purpose construction project a foregone conclusion, it also complies, politically, with modernism’s aesthetic dogma. A modern building is always a—no, in fact

influences man. Now, here we have something which will occupy us perhaps for a few minutes, a little model which we will put to the test. Imagine a town, P = Politics, U = Environment, M = Man. Drawings: Lucius Burckhardt an industrial town perhaps, which public opinion holds is lacking a showpiece. If this so-called showpiece is now to be built, public opinion is driving policy. The politicians think about what might make a showpiece, something to do with culture, perhaps. An opera house, it is decided; an opera house will be built as the town’s show- piece. The

the hobby room? Why don’t people step on the lawn, even though they’re allowed to? Also regarding those semi-public institutions belonging neither to the public nor private sphere, we sense other people’s expectations or criticisms of our be- havior and refrain therefore from laying any claims to the semi-pub- lic sphere; from grabbing our toolbox one fine day, for example, and retreating to the hobby room to build ourselves a table while everyone looks on and thinks: Well now, there goes Burckhardt, off in broad daylight to the hobby room with his toolbox