Publications and Presentations

The Matter Of Data. The Documentary Method And Material Analysis

Lecture by Ines Weizman & Anna Luise Schubert

This lecture will present the “documentary method” through which the interdisciplinary project team of the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA) explores architecture as a nexus and document of historical and political connections. The lecture will present the exhibition and ongoing research project “The Matter of Data”, which looked at emigrees architects from Germany and Europe to British Mandate Palestine when they were forced to flee the Hitler regime. Through film documentations, archival studies, material analysis and digital building documentation in both tactile and media presentations, the research studied the influence of the Bauhaus school and its protagonists on the enormous construction boom in Mandate Palestine in the 1930s, while questioning the political dimension of the term »Bauhaus Modernism«.

The lecture will take place in presence, but can also be viewed online. The link and more information can be found on the website of the Aarhus School of Architecture.

Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA), founded in 2015, conducts interdisciplinary collaborations of architects, filmmakers, artists, historians and theorists who undertake a number of collective and individual research projects in contested areas or historical periods where architecture and the city could be understood as a registrar of political relations and transformations.

Anna Luise Schubert is a research associate at the chair of Architecture Theory and Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Ines Weizman is Head of the PhD program at the School of Architecture, Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. She is the founding director of the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA).