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Guided tour by the curator / Cold War and Architecture

23.10.2019 to 23.10.2019 - Architekturzentrum Wien

Guided tour by the curator / Cold War and Architecture

EDUCATION, ARCHITEKTUR


Date

wed, 23.10.2019
17.30 h

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October 2019
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For the first time in an exhibition, the post-war building activities in Austria and those involved are contextualized in the discourse of the Cold War. As will be seen, the years of occupation impacted decisively on the architectural policy agenda after 1945.

In contrast to Berlin, Vienna is still not generally viewed as an arena of politicised architecture debate during the Cold War era. Following liberation by the Allies, each of the four occupying powers established a varied cultural programme of its own. Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union used architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The impact this had on Austrian architecture scene is little known or completely forgotten.

The exhibition is a plea for a revision of the narrative dominated by national historiography. The ideological struggle after the Second World War was all-embracing, and continued to feed a cultural arms race. The global dimension of the East-West conflict and its impact are at the centre of a reappraisal of the Austrian architecture debate after 1945.

One of the main focuses is on the inclusion of previously overlooked primary and secondary archival resources which together provide a picture of post-war modernism.

Curator: Monika Platzer

Design: Michael Hieslmair & Michael Zinganel, Tracing Spaces

Graphic design: Christoph Schörkhuber, Manuela Neuner, seite zwei

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