Preserving the Modern – New Perspectives on Postwar Modernist Architecture

Workshop June 26th and 27th 2017


Organized by URBANgrad Fachbereichssaal / Faculty Room Gebäude L3|01 Faculty of Architecture, TU Darmstadt

Monday 26th June 2017

16:15 – 18:00

Modernist Planning in the Welfare State
Markus Kip, URBANgrad, Faculty of Architecture, TU Darmstadt

Discourses of Destruction. Narratives of postwar modernist urban planning. The Example of CIAM.
Simone Bogner, Bauhaus-Uni Weimar

„The Most Socialist City in the World“ and its Socialist
Modernism Legacy

Oxana Gourinovitch, GraKo „Identität und Erbe“ TU Berlin/
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

18:15 – 19:00 Keynote Talk

Can Socialist Modernism Survive Post-socialism?
Case Studies of Hanoi, Berlin and Stockholm

Lisa B. Welch Drummond
Urban Studies Department of Social Science
York University, Toronto
Douglas Young
Urban Studies Department of Social Science
York University, Toronto

19:00 – 19:30 Discussion

Tuesday 27th June 2017

10:00 – 11:10

The Case of Pruitt-Igoe. On the demolition of the US public housing complex in St.Louis, 1972
Sabine Horlitz, Architect and Urban Researcher, Berlin

Modernism in Socialist Yugoslavia:
Modernist Housing in Belgrade 1945-1980

Anica Maksic, Faculty of Design Sciences/Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urban Studies, University of Antwerp

11:30 – 13:15

Alltagssiedlungen – Impact of the topical aesthetic debate about post-war architecture on the lived space of 1950s/60s housing ensembles
Sophia Walk, Institute of Architectural Theory, Art History and Cultural Studies, University of Technology Graz

(De-)Constructing the Crisis of Mass Housing.
Discourses on modernist housing estates in Austria and Western Germany

Daniela Zupan, RWTH Aachen

Hotel Obir – Contrapuntal Architecture in the village
Lukas Vejnik, TU Wien

14:15 –16:00

Die von Auguste Perret umgebaute Stadt. Welcher soziale und räumliche Mehrwert für „Le Havre“ heutzutage?
Pedro Gomes, Faculty of Architecture, TU Darmstadt

No(n)-place like Bullring: Disimprovement of Modernist Planning in Birmingham?
Katharina Frieling, Faculty of Architecture, TU Darmstadt

Postwar period architecture in the city center of Hanover and its value of today
Katharina Kostka, Faculty of Architecture, TU Darmstadt

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee and Wrap up

Organizer: Dr. Markus Kip & Dipl.-Ing. MSc. Katharina Frieling // URBANgrad Faculty of Architecture, TU Darmstadt

Promoted by DAAD and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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