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Sommersemester 2018

• Kunstgeschichtliches Institut
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main


Architectural History in Exile. Transatlantic Displacements (1914-1975)

Dr. Daniela Ortiz dos Santos

This seminar intersects architectural discourses, narratives of displacement and representations of the Atlantic World. Writings, buildings and images made by émigré architects and architectural historians in the first three quarters of the twentieth century are discussed as critical cases in order to re-frame scenes, reconstruct narratives in the historiography of the modern movement and enlarge the geo-political and cultural boundaries in which modern architecture has been presented and represented. The incorporation of names, books and sites of the southern hemisphere and the ways these have been interconnected within the framework of North-South relations are here argue as being fundamental for building more complex histories and narratives in the field of architecture.