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Winter Semester 2020-2021

Wednesdays 12h15-13h45 (CET)

• Goethe University (Online Event)


What Kind of Cities do We Want to Live In?

How to think architecture’s engagement with the city today? What kind of cities does the young generation of architects want to live in? And what does the city mean to architectural historians?

The seminar begins with a series of questions and expects to engage a conversation between participants based in very distinct cities: Rio de Janeiro, Graz, Madrid and Frankfurt am Main. Through a virtual format, the sessions explore the various ways of defining, designing, living, exploring, appropriating, representing and embodying the city.

Our efforts are to challenge Eurocentric perspectives, while creating a platform to exchange positions, propositions and histories. It sheds light on new names, records and episodes. It intersects urban and architectural studies with histories of feminism, with anti-colonial histories, with histories of the moving image as well as with cultural studies of displacement and of everyday life.

What Kind of Cities do we Want to Live in? includes four sessions to discuss assigned readings, three guest talks and a two-day international workshop with students from the art history department of the Goethe University Frankfurt and the architectural students from the Universidade Santa Úrsula, Rio de Janeiro.


Webinar as part of the Bachelors‘ Studies of the Art History Department of the Goethe University, conceived by Daniela Ortiz dos Santos

Guest Speakers: Pilar Tejero, Daniela Brasil and David Escudero

Workshop Frankfurt-Rio in collaboration with Mario Magalhães and with the participation of students from the Universidade Santa Ursula, Rio de Janeiro.

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