André Corboz is best known for his writing and teaching in the field of the history of urbanism. During the 1980s and 1990s his texts on territorial development and urbanization in Switzerland garnerned attention. Over a significantly longer period, however, Corboz engaged with numerous publics, genres and topics ranging from the history of urbanism, to art and architecture history, historic preservation, journalism and poetry. When seen as a body of work, a series of overarching questions emerge that underpin his research.
A filtered and curated access is provided by this section of the website where Corboz’s scholarly output and professional life are structured with entry points on two levels:
Meta-themes subdivides Corboz’s comprehensive bibliography and groups it according to the three meta-themes Inscriptions, Networks, Imaginaries. The three themes highlight the overarching issues that inform Corboz’s research, while the links to his publications show their implementation in diverse subjects over time.
Research fields presents select areas of Corboz’s work with manuscripts and research materials, providing links to documents in the Fondo Corboz collection in the Academy of Architecture Library, USI. These archival documents establish relationships with research topics, the design of research projects and general work methods.