Rapperswiler Tag conference ‘Land of milk and honey - Landscape between sensuality and transformation” 31 March 2023, Rapperswil, Switzerland

Rapperswiler Tag conference ‘Land of milk and honey - Landscape between sensuality and transformation” 31 March 2023, Rapperswil, Switzerland

The Rapperswiler Tag is an annually held one-day conference of experts, organized by OST — Ostschweizer Fachhochschule on a current topic in landscape architec­ture with presen­ta­tions of land­scape architects, architects, artists and experts in related fields.

Eating is an intimate experience: familiar tastes feel like home to us, while a set table invites us to socialize. Culinary diversity makes us curious and adventurous to try out the unknown while eating everyday food: Food culture spans the gap between the traditional and the exotic. And while we are enjoying the bounty of the soil, we daydream of idylliccultural landscapes of a bygone era – engraved images of a native landscape.

If we eat differently, does the landscape also change? And if landscape and agriculture changes, do we eat differently?

Our lush land of milk and honey is undergoing a transformation: pudding hills and flying fried chicken is no longer free. Climate change, energy transition, species extinctions and settlement development do not stop at agriculture. Agriculture should no longer produce cheap food in abundance, but a healthy and sustainable diet. This will help to shape diverse landscapes, create habitats and offer social meeting spaces. However the visions for an attractive food landscape are missing – imprisoned between the conservative preservation of yesterday, innovative yet dispersed small projects and the technocratic idea of food production disconnected from landscape (such as indoor farming!).

On this year’s Rapperswiler Tag we question our ideas and our will to shape the landscape of agriculture – as an opportunity for an ecological transformation and more sensual aesthetics. A forested Mittelland thanks to agroforestry? Terraced landscapes with special crops from the Andes instead of dairy farming in the Alps? Crop rotation areas, integrated into parks? Functioning multicultural settlement areas with urban gardening projects? Will the last farmer disappear in the coming decades or will we all become part-time farmers?

We listen to people who get their hands dirty in order to implement their ideas for tranformational agriculture. We let ourselves be inspired in planning and designing as well when shopping and cooking.


8.45 — 9.20 Uhr
Welcome coffee

9.20 — 9.40 Uhr

Christoph Küffer, OST — Ostschweizer Fachhochschule
Jan Stadelmann, BSLA
Patrick Blarer, SIA

9.40 — 10.20 Uhr
Bettina Dyttrich, WOZ — Die Wochenzeitung
Produzierende Landwirtschaft oder schöne Landschaft? Gedanken zu einem falschen Gegensatz

10.20 — 11.00 Uhr
Michel Bhend, Fonds Landschaft Schweiz FLS
Dank Agroforst mehr bäumige Landschaften

11.00 — 11.30 Uhr

11.30 — 12.10 Uhr
Philippe Cabane, Cabane Partner, Urbane Strategien & Entwicklung Basel
Mehr als Urban Gardening — das Quartier Les Vergers in Meyrin

12.10 — 12.50 Uhr
Patricia Christina Vogelsang, HEKS Hilfswerk der Evangelisch-reformierten Kirche Schweiz
HEKS Neue Gärten — Gärten mit multikultureller Integration

13.00 — 14.15 Uhr

14.15 — 14.40 Uhr
Bernhard Koch, Grün Stadt Zürich, Fachbereich Landwirtschaft
Landwirtschaft findet stadt

14.40 — 15.05 Uhr
Florian Glowatz-Frei, planikum ag
Landschaftlicher Park Auwis — Wo der Städter zum Bauern wird (und umgekehrt)

15.05— 15.30 Uhr
Craig Verzone, Verzone Woods Architectes
Frameworks for Food Urbanism

15.30 — 16.00 Uhr

16.00 — 16.40 Uhr
Kay Strasser und Marie Baldenweck, bauchplan ).(
es kommt die zeit, in der das wünschen wieder hilft

16.40 — 17.20 Uhr
Sandra Knecht, Künstlerin
home is a foreign place

17.20 — 17.30 Uhr

ab 17.30 Uhr

Sabine Reber
Campus Rapperswil
Aula, Gebäude 4
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil


OST — Ostschweizer Fachhochschule


OST Ostschweizer Fachhochschule
BSLA Bund Schweizer Landschaftsarchitekten und Landschaftsarchitektinnen
SIA Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein

For more information, please visit website www.rapperswilertag.ch

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