DAS ERBE VON
MINDER­HEITEN /
THE HERITAGE OF
MINOR­IT­IES

ed. by Regine Hess,
ORKUN KASAP, SILKE LANGENBERG

Kritische Berichte.
Journal for Art History
and Cul­tural Stud­ies, 1/2024

The issue brings together con­tri­bu­tions from monu­ment preservation, archi­tec­ture and art history on top­ics of labor, gender, race, child­hood, psy­cho­path­o­logy, sub­cul­ture and the right of mar­gin­al­ized groups to the European archi­tec­tural and cul­tural heritage. The authors are Clara Aroki­asamy OBE, Pres­id­ent of ICOMOS UK (inter­viewed by Regine Hess), Tom Aver­maete, Rune Frand­sen, Kos­tas Tsi­am­baos, Coordin­ator of DOCOMOMO

kb Debate 2024: The rules of the debate
The exist­en­tial crises of recent years – cli­mate change, the covid-19 pan­demic, the latest wars and the rise of polit­ical pop­u­lism – have led to a social debate cul­ture that is increas­ingly emo­tional and ideo­lo­gical. The harden­ing of ideo­lo­gical stand­points and the com­mu­nic­at­ive logic of the new media are accom­pan­ied by a boom in altern­at­ive offers of truth, which are increas­ingly accom­pan­ied by attacks on sci­ence and its insti­tu­tions that con­stantly chal­lenge the scientific rules of find­ing truth and solu­tions. The debate topic there­fore aims to ask what strategies the human­it­ies, and spe­cific­ally art history, can offer to counter the erosion of the basic rules of a demo­cratic exchange of opin­ions and the loss of trust in inde­pend­ent sci­ence. The debate begins with Wolfgang Ullrich’s con­tri­bu­tion Kunstwelt im Kon­f­likt.

 

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Das Erbe von Minderheiten / The Heritage of Minorities, ed. by Regine Hess, Orkun Kasap, Silke Langenberg kritische berichte. Journal for Art History and Cultural Studies, 1/2024

Designed Orders

Lec­ture Series

REGINE HESS (ETH ­ ZUrich)
Oth­er­ing Displayed:
Racial­ized Space­mak­ing of German Exhibitions

Designed Orders Lecture Series. Architectures of Order. Regine Hess (ETH ZUrich) – Othering Displayed: Racialized Spacemaking of German Exhibitions

LOEWE Research Cluster:
Archi­tec­ture of Order.
Prac­tices and Discourses between Design and Knowledge

 

02.02.2023
Goethe Uni­ver­sity Frankfurt

Between Conventional and Experimental. Mass Housing and Prefabrication in Modernist Architecture, ed. by Regine Hess, Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler, Tzafrir Fainholtz, Yael Allweil, Leuven University Press, Leuven 2024

Between Conven­tional
and
Experi­mental.

Mass Hous­ing and Pre­fab­ric­a­tion in Modernist Architecture

ed. by Regine Hess, Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler, Tzafrir Fainholtz, Yael Allweil
Leuven Uni­ver­sity Press,
Leuven 2024

Mod­ern mass hous­ing owes much of its social ideas and designs to archi­tec­tural pre­fab­ric­a­tion. Indeed, the concept of this book is based on the idea that pre­fab­ric­a­tion in mass hous­ing should bring about social change in spe­cific his­tor­ical situ­ations. There­fore, the present col­lec­tion provides a history of dif­fer­ent con­struc­tion sys­tems in diverse con­texts, but more than that, it is an attempt to demon­strate the rel­ev­ance of pre­fab­ric­a­tion history for a cul­tural and mater­ial history of the built environment.

The con­trib­ut­ors are Mia Åker­felt (Åbo Aka­demi Uni­ver­sity, Turku), Yael Allweil (Tech­nion Israel Institute of Tech­no­logy), Inbal Ben Asher-Gitler (Sapir Aca­demic Col­lege, Ashkelon/ Ben Gur­ion Uni­ver­sity of the Negev, Beer Scheva), Angelo Ber­to­lazzi (Uni­ver­sity of Padua), Tamara Bjažić Klarin (Uni­ver­sity of Zagreb), Tzafrir Fainholtz (Tech­nion Israel Institute of Tech­no­logy), Alberto Fran­chini (Tech­nical Uni­ver­sity Munich/Polytechnic Uni­ver­sity of Milan), Ilaria Gian­netti (Sapi­enza, Uni­ver­sity of Rome), Regine Hess (ETH Zurich), Silke Langenberg (ETH Zurich), Daphna Lev­ine (Tech­nion Israel Institute of Tech­no­logy), Stefania Mor­nati (Sapi­enza, Uni­ver­sity of Rome), Uta Pot­tgiesser (TU Delft), Maryia Rusak (Oslo School of Archi­tec­ture and Design), Liat Savin Ben Shoshan (Tech­nion Israel Institute of Tech­no­logy), Maria Tas­sopoulou (Tech­nical Uni­ver­sity of Athens), Anna Wil­czyńska (Esto­nian Uni­ver­sity of Life Sciences/Warsaw Uni­ver­sity of Life Sciences).

 

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Archi­tec­ture
Con­flict

ed. by Regine Hess,
work­ing group
Archi­tec­ture Conflict

Kritische Berichte.
Journal for Art History
and Cul­tural Stud­ies, 2/2023

This issue is ded­ic­ated to con­flict in archi­tec­ture. Here, we con­sider plan­ning and build­ing in at its most import­ant – con­flic­tual – stages, where a mul­ti­tude of dif­fer­ent act­ors are involved. Archi­tec­ture and preservation are thus more strongly embed­ded in the polit­ical, social, and his­tor­ical sci­ences. Research­ing con­tro­ver­sies and the pro­duc­tion of dif­fer­ence are guid­ing research prin­ciples. The work­ing group Archi­tec­ture Con­flict is inter­ested in a his­tor­ical, source-crit­ical per­spect­ive on built and unbuilt archi­tec­ture, pub­lic space, infra­struc­tures, as well as those nar­rat­ives, insti­tu­tions and inter­ac­tions doc­u­ment­ing that.
This year’s debate on Queer­ness in Art Sci­ences is con­tin­ued by the con­tri­bu­tion «Queer Spa­tial Prac­tice: The Forum Queer Archive Munich as stor­age of memory and feeling».

 

Read more about edi­tion 2/2023          Ulmer Ver­ein

 

Architecture Conflict, ed. by Regine Hess, working group Architecture Conflict Kritische Berichte. Journal for Art History and Cultural Studies, 2/2023
Decon­struc­tion –
Void and Emotion
in Contem­porary Architecture

Lec­ture by REGINE HESS

May 10, 2023. ­4 – 5:30 p.m.

Depart­ment of Art History,
DEPT. archi­tec­tural history,
Uni­ver­sity of Cologne

Deconstruction – Void and Emotion in Contemporary Architecture

Designed Orders

Lec­ture Series
17.10.2022 – 10.02.2023
Goethe Uni­ver­sity Frankfurt

Designed Orders Lecture Series 17.10.2022 – 10.2.2023 LOEWE Research Cluster: Architecture of Order. Practices and Discourses between Design and Knowledge Goethe University Frankfurt

LOEWE Research Cluster:
Archi­tec­ture of Order.
Prac­tices and Discourses between Design and Knowledge

 

02.02.23
REGINE HESS (ETH ZUrich)
Oth­er­ing Displayed:
Racial­ized Space­mak­ing of German Exhibitions

The archi­tec­tural design pro­cess aims to cre­ate new orders and at the same time is, itself, struc­tured by its prac­tical, tech­nical, social, and legal frame­works. The lec­ture series in the 2022/2023 sum­mer and winter semester traces this double relation. Each design ima­gines the future and rep­res­ents an attempt to cre­ate a new spa­tial – and thus always social – order. This pro­ject­ive access to the unknown and unthought places plan­ning con­ven­tions, con­struc­tion stand­ards, legal require­ments and estab­lished archi­tec­tural, urb­an­istic and social ideas in relation to each other rethinks them, and makes them dynamic. The lec­ture series asks how design struc­tures the inter­ac­tion of these dif­fer­ent and het­ero­gen­eous factors and what roles the con­di­tions, norms, and tools of design play.

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Staats-
bau­schule München

Architek­tur,
Kon­struk­tion und
Ausbildungs­tradition

© pk-Odessa Co. @sebastianschels

Die Fotografie der Aula ist Teil einer Serie der Hochschule München des Fotografen Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels
Silke Langenberg, Karl R. Kegler, Regine Hess (eds.), Staatsbauschule München. Architektur, Konstruktion und Ausbildungstradition, Munich 2022 © Ivan Sterzinger

© Ivan Sterzinger

Silke Langenberg, Karl R. Kegler, Regine Hess (eds.), Munich 2022

 

The Fac­ulty of Archi­tec­ture at Munich Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences cel­eb­rates the 200th anniversary of its found­ing in 2022. Its pre­de­cessor insti­tu­tion, the Staats­bau­schule München, is one of the old­est schools of archi­tec­ture in Ger­many. The book is ded­ic­ated to it with essays by Karl R. Kegler, Silke Langenberg, Chris­tian Schuler, Regine Hess, Chris­ti­ane Fülscher, Andreas Putz, Ákos Moraván­szky, and Rein­hold Wink­ler, an inter­view with Peter Lanz, as well as his­tor­ical build­ing plans and pho­to­graphs by Tania Rein­icke, Rainer Viertl­böck and Sebastian Schels.


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Racism in
Archi­tec­ture

ed. by Regine Hess,
Chris­tian Fuhrmeister
and Monika Platzer

Kritische Berichte.
Journal for Art History
and Cul­tural Stud­ies, 3/2021

Racism in Architecture, ed. by Regine Hess, Christian Fuhrmeister and Monika Platzer, Kritische Berichte, Zeitschrift für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, 3/2021 © Jonas-Verlag

With peer reviewed art­icles by Maja Lee-Voigt, Ito­han Osay­im­wese, Kenny R. Cupers, Ole W. Fisc­her, Monika Platzer, Regine Hess, Alex­an­dra Klei, Sabine Girg, Mira Anneli Naß, the announce­ment of the net­work of Black pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in the build­ing industry by Cath­ar­ina Meier, “Smash­ing Fig­ures” by Birgit Sze­panski, and a con­ver­sa­tion by Ben­jamin Kaufmann and Chris­tian Fuhrmeister.

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Lettering “Schande“ applied to the pedestal of the Lueger Memorial in Vienna, 2021 © Schandwache

Let­ter­ing “Schande“ applied to the ped­es­tal of the Lueger Memorial in Vienna, 2021 © Schandwache

Cell of
the Future

Build­ing ­Exhib­i­tions
in Ger­many

 

Habil­it­a­tion pro­ject loc­ated at the School of Engin­eer­ing and Design at Tech­nical Uni­ver­sity Munich and fun­ded by German Research Found­a­tion (DFG)

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International Building Exhibition Interbau 1957, Berlin, Special Exhibition Hall by Günther Günschel and Frei Otto © Architecture Museum of TU Munich

Inter­na­tional Build­ing Exhib­i­tion Inter­bau 1957, Ber­lin, Spe­cial Exhib­i­tion Hall by Gün­ther Gün­schel and Karl Otto © Archi­tec­ture Museum of TU Munich