Narratives, archives, and knowledge transfer – making history accessible

Online symposium
Thursday, 15 December 2022, 10 am – 1 pm CET (UTC+1) / 4 – 7 pm WIB (UTC+7)

The exhibition Dipl.-Ing. Arsitek: German-trained Indonesian Architects from the 1960s was developed on the basis of extensive research in private and public archives as well as numerous conversations and interviews. Many of the exhibition materials will be accessible to the public for the first time. Against this backdrop, our second symposium explores the possibilities of making historical and current discourses tangible, accessible, and useful to a broader public.

Many topics in architecture and urban planning, be they historical or contemporary, are relevant to a society, its self-image, and its cultural identity. Yet they are often discussed only in closed academic circles, if at all. Historical materials may have been archived selectively or are not accessible to the public. This raises the question of how testimonies and knowledge from the past can be used to understand our present. How do we proceed once the material has been secured and assessed? Can we improve the future if we know more about the past?

Please register for the symposium here.

The Zoom link will be sent to you by email in good time before the event.

15 December 2022, 10:00
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Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism
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