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25.05. – 30.06.2022

• Campus Westend
Goethe University Frankfurt


Architectural History and International Organizations Reflecting on Sources and Methods

The international symposium aims at intersecting transnational studies and architectural historiography. The main goal is to share research experiences while approaching archives of International Organizations and Associations. This three-afternoon event is organized within the framework of the seminar “UNESCO making architecture culture” and is included as part of a research project that examines Latin America as a category in architectural historiography.

Conceived by Daniela Ortiz dos Santos, both seminar and symposium are carried out at the Center for Critical Studies in Architecture of the Goethe University Frankfurt and has received funding and support from the
Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE).


Program (to be completed)

25 May – Guest Lectureship [online]

16h15 – 17h45: Anat Falbel (Independent Scholar from Brazil),  <Architects and Architectures in Dialogues Overseas>

29 June – Guest Lectureship

16h15  17h45: Hélène Jannière (University Rennes 2),  Title TBC

30 June – Symposium

10h30: Visit to the DAM Archives [Morning program for speakers only]

14h15: Welcome

14h20: Corinne Geering (LeibnizInstitute for the History and Culture of
Eastern Europe) <The Architecture of Diplomacy: Conducting Archival Research
on International Cooperation during the Cold War>

15h00: Andreas Kalpakci (gta Institut/ETH Zurich), Title TBC

15h40: Break

16h00: Rute Figueiredo (Escola Superior Artística do Porto), Title TBC

16h40: Daniela Ortiz dos Santos (CCSA/Goethe University Frankfurt) <UNESCO Making Latin American Architecture Culture>

17h20: Discussions

17h50: Closure