Lecture series

The lecture series of the research group “Identity and Heritage” is taking place regularly on Tuesdays at 6.30 pm and alternating between the locations of the research group (Weimar, Berlin, Dessau and Erfurt). Current positions in cultural heritage research are presented and discussed in a 45-minute lecture. Audio recordings of the lectures can be listened to in our audio archive.

01.02.2022

18:30

Zvi Efrat (Tel Aviv): The Israeli 1960s Avant Garde and Its Discontents

In the early 1960s, a highly self-reflexive architectural avant-garde emerged in Israel. A group of architects converging at the faculty of architecture at the Technion Insti­tute of Technology in Haifa aimed to defy the solidity and authority of the autonomous object with a flux of random clusters, self-replicating and ever-mutating space modules, casbah-esque mats and ziggu­rats, polyhedral matrices, collapsible space frames, cybernetic contraptions, and various other crossbreeds of system theories and bio­morphisms.

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08.02.2022

18:30

Rasmus Greiner (Bremen): Cinematic Histospheres. Filmische Erlebnisräume in der audiovisuellen Erinnerungskultur

Spielfilme über historische Ereignisse, Personen und Lebenswelten erfreuen sich nach wie vor großer Beliebtheit. Als Teil der audiovisuellen Erinnerungskultur modellieren sie historische Erlebnisräume. Diese Histospheres prägen unsere Vorstellungen von der Vergangenheit besonders wirkungsvoll, indem sie uns immersiv, emotional und körperlich in die dargestellten historischen Zusammenhänge einbeziehen.

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15.02.2022

18:30

FELIX ACKERMANN (WARSAW): FROM NKVD TO NETFLIX. DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HERITAGE PROTECTION CONCERNING THE LUKIŠKĖS-PRISON IN THE CAPITAL OF LITHUANIA, VILNIUS

One of the main characters in the new season of Stranger Things on Netflix is going to be the historic prison in the city center of Vilnius. Despite its troubled past, in today’s Lithuania it is seen as the core of the start into a smart city of the future. Creative industries, artistic movements, business and public remembrance are going to be combined here.

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