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Winter Semester 2023/2024


• Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Westend


Housing and Social Justice: Spaces, Histories and Experiences

Daniela Ortiz dos Santos

Housing has often been an object of research, debates and teaching proposals in Schools of Architecture. Housing, however, has rarely been the subject of analysis and discussion in architectural history courses offered in art history schools. This course examines how the housing question has been thematized and mediated through different media (daily press, architectural magazines, international organization protocols etc). It includes a series of city walks, exercises with printed and digital material, and discussions with guests. It also includes a visit to the exhibition “Protest / Architecture. Barricades, Camps, Superglue” displayed in the DAM Museum.

Program Proposition

Wed, 25.10.23 – Introductory Session

Wed, 01.11.23 – Housing in Frankfurt: The Gallus Neighbourhood (City Walk)

Wed, 08.11.23 – Housing & Public Policy in Germany: The “Soziale Stadt” Program

Wed, 29.11.23 – Housing & Architectural Education: Part I (online research and discussions)

Wed, 06.12.23 – Visit and guided tour in the exhibition “Protest / Architecture. Barricades, Camps, Superglue” with curator Oliver Elser and assistant curator Jennifer Dyck

Wed, 13.12.23 – Housing & Architecture Magazines: ARCH+ in Focus

Wed, 10.01.24 – Queer Feminist City?

Wed, 17.01.24 – Guest Lecturer Prof. Dr. Carolina Pescatori from University of Brasília (online).  “The Coimbra Bueno Arquive: narratives of an urbanization company in the Brazilian hinterlands”

Wed, 24.01.24 – Housing & Architectural Education: Part II (visit to the Architectural School of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences)

Wed, 31.01.24 – Housing & International Organizations

Wed, 07.02.24 – Closure & Discussions