INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

DESIGNING TRANSFORMATION

The International Symposium, “Designing Transformation: Jews and Cultural Identity in Central European Modernism"


The Symposium offers a contemporary scholarly perspective on the role of Jews in shaping and coproducing public and private, as well as commercial and socially-oriented, architecture and design in Central Europe from the 1920s to the 1940s, and in the respective countries in which they settled after their forced emigration starting in the 1930s. It examines how modern identities evolved in the context of cultural transfers and migrations, commercial and professional networks, and in relation to confl icts between nationalist ideologies and international aspirations in Central Europe and beyond.

CONCEPT AND ORGANIZATION: Dr. Elana Shapira
DATES: May 16–17, 2019
VENUE: University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna, Auditorium
COOPERATION PARTNERS: University of Brighton Design Archives, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts /
Contemporary Art

Organized as part of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) research project “Visionary Vienna: Design and Society 1918–1934”


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Quelle: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

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