COST Action IS0904 European Architecture beyond Europe: Sharing Research and Knowledge on Dissemination Processes, Historical Data and Material Legacy (19th-20th centuries)
WO: Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture Schütte Lihotzky Room Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Marina Döring-Williams(Architekturgeschichte :: Bauforschung, TU Vienna)
Presentations by COST participants
Ralph Bodenstein (DAAD, DAI Cairo & Cairo University Egypt)
The COST Action “European Architecture beyond Europe” and the Working Group “Documenting Transnational Architecture”: Framework and Current Activities
Vassilis Colonas (University of Thessaly, Greece)
Thessaloniki During the Era of the Westernization of the Ottoman Empire (1885-1912)
Sofie Boonen (Ghent University, Belgium)
Architecture, Urbanism and Segregation in a (post) Colonial City. Towards a Mapping of the Neutral Zone of Lumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Assia Bouadjadja Samai (University Ferhat ABBAS of Sétif, Algeria)
The Modern Architecture in Setif (Algeria) 1930-1962
Discussion / PAUSE
Current activities in Vienna
Johannes Zeininger (Zeininger Architekten, Vienna)
A Compatible Re-use. Faculty of Tourism management & Informatics of the Catholic University of Mozambique Pemba, Cabo Delgado.
Monika Platzer (Architekturzentrum Wien – AZW)
AZW: Ongoing Research Activities.
Veronika Felber (Architect)
The Opening of Space in the Beginning of Modernism by Rudolph M. Schindler and Richard Neutra
David Baum (University of Applied Arts, Vienna)
Following: Reception at the Institute Architekturgeschichte :: Bauforschung
Chair: Prof. Mercedes Volait Invisu, CNRS/INHA, 2, rue Vivienne, 7, 5002 Paris, France
Vice chair: Prof. Johan Lagae Dept. of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ghent University, J. Plateaustraat, 22, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Management Committee for Austria:
Dr. Vittoria Capresi (Technical University of Vienna, Architekturgeschichte // Bauforschung), Dr. Diego Catalana (Architekturzentrum Wien)
Further Partners: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Finanzierung: COST http://w3.cost.esf.org/index.php?id=233&action_number=IS0904
This Action aims to produce a broader understanding of the worldwide spread of European architecture across empires during the 19th and 20th c. by focusing on its vectors, connections, semantics and materiality in a large range of geographic and linguistic contexts engaging both Western and non-Western environments. It posits that the bilateral colonial channel (e.g. French architecture in Algeria or British architecture in India), represented but one aspect of a larger multifaceted history. By combining architectural history with area studies’ knowledge, the intention is to map and analyze more complex dissemination patterns and bordercrossing relationships. Beyond architecture, the challenge is to contribute to the writing of a global history of modern European culture, including overseas expansions and transnational dynamics in its scope. To that end, this Action proposes joining efforts at the European level in collaboration with non-European researchers. A major outcome will be the development of accurate digital resources on the topic, as a first step towards the building of a research infrastructure.