Transects Through Alpine Water Landscapes

Nicole de Lalouviere

Alpine Water Landscape in the Field

Through field expeditions, keynote lectures, discussions, workshops, and exchanges with experts, participants engage with a ‘transect’ across a continuous water landscape, from the Aletsch glacier to the Rhone valley floor. Fieldwork is used to document key infrastructure, such as irrigation channels, dams, and drainage systems. This work highlights specific urbanisation processes and reveals wider territorial logic. The objective is to develop a spatial, empirical, and material understanding of alpine water landscapes.

Photograph by Sarem Sunderland

Irrigation systems of Canton Valais
Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies