Rethinking Modernity


Berlin boasts two constructed manifestos of political and aesthetic confrontation: the Karl-Marx-Allee (formerly Stalinallee), built from 1951–58, and Interbau 1957 in the Hansaviertel. This conference will address the debate in a larger context, using examples from Eastern and Western Europe, and will investigate them through historical analysis and typological comparisons. Speakers include Jean Louis Cohen, Sigrid Brandt and Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper. In cooperation with the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, the Berlin Monument Authority, and ICOMOS Germany.

Monday, 11 Sep 2017

9:30 am



9:30 am – 9 pm

Conference with Franziska Bollerey, Michael Bräuer, Arno Brandlhuber, Thomas Flierl, Kerstin Wittmann-Englert, et al.


In German/English

Free admission

Further information

Conference Flyer (PDF)