The Collins/Kaufmann Forum for Modern Architectural History

The Collins/Kaufmann Forum for Modern Architectural History is a seminar-format lecture series stressing works-in-progress and is organized by PhD students in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia.

All events are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Spring 2016

Sarah Schlachetzki
Affordable Housing During the Weimar Republic. Modernism in Breslau
Thursday, March 3, 6:30pm
930 Schermerhorn Hall

During the Weimar Republic, Breslau was Germany's seventh biggest city. The conflicts following World War I caused an exceptionally severe housing crisis in the region. Located at Germany's eastern periphery a few miles from the Polish border, Breslau protagonists had to negotiate their visions for the modern city against the backdrop of shifting boundaries, social unrest, and an increasingly nationalist discourse of self-justification. The talk will address both architectural propositions in a climate of extreme political tension as well as historiographical questions regarding a dual marginality.

Dirk van den Heuvel
Contested Spaces of the Open Society - Growth and Change in the Work of Jaap Bakema (1914–1981) 
Tuesday, Arpil 5, 6:30pm
832 Schermerhorn Hall

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