Welcome to the website of the DFG Research Training Group 2227 “Identity and Heritage”. The Research Training Group is a joint institution of the Technische Universität Berlin and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and started its work on October 1, 2016.

The Research Training Group offers 12 doctoral students and up to 8 associated students funded by third parties the opportunity to do their doctorate in an outstanding and unique interdisciplinary environment, under the joint supervision of researchers from Berlin and Weimar and supported by important cooperation partners. The subjects involved are architecture, architectural theory, architectural history and urban planning history, fine arts, monument preservation, history of art and architecture, cultural and media history, landscape architecture, sociology of planning and architecture, spatial planning and spatial research, urban planning.

The College guides critical research into constructions of identity and heritage based on buildings, historical sites, and other, mainly material, cultural traditions, and aims to develop a model for interdisciplinary critical heritage research and heritage theory that combines the approach of participatory and democratic heritage interpretation with the fine observation and interpretation of the material nature of objects.