Housing and Urban Change in Twentieth-Century Berlin
Thursday, November 1, 2012
6:30PM at the Frye Art Museum
Having weathered tumultuous changes - both physical and political - in the course of the last hundred years, Berlin represents a microcosm of the shifting approaches to public housing and urban design in the twentieth century. This talk presents some of Berlin's most iconic public housing projects, from Bruno Taut's Hufeisensiedlung of the 1920s to the International Building Exhibition of the 1980s, putting them in the context of larger theories and movements in Germany and Europe.
Naraelle Hohensee is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and holds an MA in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She is currently a part-time lecturer in the Comparative History of Ideas Department at the University of Washington.