At the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism the divisions Kulturgeschichte der Moderne and Theorie und Geschichte der modernen Architektur collaborate this summer to convene the digital lecture series “Entangled Modernities: Perspectives of a Global History of Architecture”. As part of the Baushaus.Module it addresses students from all fields looking for intellectual stimulation and orientation beyond the confines of their disciplinary work.
The individual lectures highlight the importance of the processes of globalization and localization as well as pursue comparative perspectives on local, regional and national developments. Geographically, the areas under investigation will take us on a journey from the Ottoman Empire to South East Asia and Japan, and from Sub-Saharan Africa to California. We assume that a number of “isms” (colonialism, nationalism, preservationism, socialism, environmentalism, among others) have served as frameworks for the interaction of the global and the local in architecture. They may also guide us through the lecture series and foster our understanding of modernity as an essentially entangled affair.
We have enlisted a group of international experts who have worked on global and transcultural relations and exchanges in the field of architecture and urbanism. Their presentations will last 45 minutes and be followed by a Q&A session. Students on their part will be expected to do the required reading and write a learning log in order to record their observations and induce further reflections.
Please take note of the lectures‘ shifting starting times that are necessary to accomodate speakers from different time zones!
The History of Architecture Beyond the West: Rajendralal Mitra, Itô Chûta, and the Quest to Overcome Eurocentrism
Nancy H. Kwak
Defining the Un-Modern in Global Housing Programs Post-1945
Ottoman Knowledge Brokers in the Early Steam Age: A Trans-Imperial Perspective
The Global Dimensions of Architectural History
The International Campus: Entangled Stories of a Social Condenser
Speaking back to Orientalism: An Art Historical Discourse
Tropical Skins: Climate, Character, and the Post-Independence African Subject
Unlearning Modernity: Durational Imagination and Architecture
Africa, China, and Architecture in the Intermediate Zone
Architecture in Global Socialism
The Material Culture of a Specific Californian Item:
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