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A fragile heritage: Preserving 20th century architecture

April-May 2021

Curated by Waltraud Kofler Engl and Gaia Piccarolo, Platform Cultural Heritage and Cultural Production, unibz

Modernism as an architectural language has served various myths and ideologies. Modernism itself has also entered the sphere of myth. We need only think, for example, of the recent restoration of the Bauhaus building in Dessau to understand how much is at stake in the preservation of the image and matter of a single building and the radical utopia it is still capable of evoking. But it is also a fragile myth, since it is set in an abstract and intellectual dimension, so to speak, while its figurative, material, constructive, symbolic value still struggles to find a peaceful place in the collective imagination. The theme of the protection of modernist architecture therefore poses a series of challenging questions: how does the architecture of the recent past enter into history? How can we deal with the conflicts that inevitably arise around its “heritagization”? How are we to protect its materiality in the face of new uses and new needs? How can we manage the issue of its preservation in the context of a legislative vacuum and the spread of practices such as abandonment, lack of maintenance or invasive transformation?

The conference series “A fragile heritage. Preserving 20th century architecture” aims to analyse a number of national and international case studies that look at the protection, rehabilitation and conservation of emblematic works or groups of works from the last century, in order to build a conceptual framework and to shape a series of interpretative tools that can encourage and stimulate debate on the architectural heritage of the twentieth century. The idea is to lay the background for a second series of seminars focused on local case-studies relating to the modern heritage of European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino and in particular the city of Bolzano. These meetings therefore aim not only to identify possible methodological approaches, but also to raise wider public awareness of the topic, promoting the knowledge of the built heritage and its historical, architectural and urban significance.

Event accredited by the Order of Architects PPS: 2 CFP (for each Webinar)

Program April 2021

The meeting will be held online in English and German. Register at the following LINK.

The meeting will be held online in German. Register at the following LINK.

Program May 2021

The meeting will be held online in Italian. Register at the following LINK

The meeting will be held online in Italian. Register at the following LINK

The meeting will be held online in German. Register at the following LINK

The meeting will be held online in German. Register at the following LINK

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Activities 2019/2020

STUDIUM GENERALE 2019/2020

The postcard was kindly designed by Antonino Benincasa, graphic designer and Professor of the Faculty of Design and Art, and Matthias Trebo, student of the Faculty

26/11/2019 Ariane Karbe, Heim – Museum – Heimat Das Hausmuseum Villa Freischütz und seine Geschichte, unibz, Campus Bolzano, room C 3.06

03/12/2019 Siegfried De Rachewiltz, Vererbte Geschicklichkeit:
die Kunst des Flickens und Wiederverwertens
, unibz, Campus Bolzano, room C 3.06

10/12/2019 Erika Kustatscher, Archive: Arsenale der Macht und Schlüssel zum Menschen, unibz, Campus Bolzano, room C 3.06

17/12/2019 Rupert Gietl, Archäologie der Kriege und Konflikte. Wie aus militärischer Infrastruktur Kulturerbe wird. Das Beispiel des 1. Weltkrieges an der Front in Fels und Eis, unibz, Campus Bolzano, room C 3.06

07/01/2020 Gerhard Glüher, Reste, Risse, Spuren: Überlegungen zum Phänomen Ruine im Kontext der Diskurse um das Kulturerbe, unibz, Campus Bolzano, room C 3.06

14/01/2020 Daniela Salvucci, Antropologia dei Patrimoni culturali: concetti e studi di caso, unibz, Campus Bolzano, room C 3.06

21/01/2020 Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Tradition als Material: Wie Künstler erben, unibz, Campus Bolzano, room C 3.06

25/01/2020 Waltraud Kofler Engl, Funktion, Aufhebung, neue Perspektiven. Das ehemalige Dominikanerkloster und sein Umfeld im Kontext der Stadt Bozen, meeting at 9:30 in front of the main entry of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Piazza dell’Università-Universitätsplatz 1, Bozen-Bolzano

28/01/2020 Witfrieda Mitterer, IN-WERT-SETZEN“ Technische Kulturgüter als Orte der Identifikation, unibz, Campus Bolzano, room C 3.06

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Conference and exhibition “Costruire nel paesaggio alpino. Da Edoardo Gellner alle esperienze contemporanee/Bauen in der alpinen Landschaft. Von Edoardo Gellner zu zeitgenössischen Erfahrungen”, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 6 December 2019, unibz

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Conference “Playing and displaying. Practices of Cultural Heritage as Cultural Production” Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 13 and 14 December 2019

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Clemens Alexander Wimmer

Activities 2018/2019