Education, Architecture, Policy Online lecture series on post-war exchanges on educational policy and school building
Within the framework of the research project, we are organising a series of double and stand-alone lectures on the theme of international organisations shaping educational reforms and planning. Lecture topics include long-term notions of schooling and educational utopias, post-war educational reforms in GDR, Yugoslavia and Austria, historical and contemporary concepts of school interiors, and educational planning in the 1960s. The goal of the series is to initiate a transnational dialogue between historians of education and architectural historiographers, not unlike the exchanges between educators, educational planners and architects from the 1950s to 1970s.
Please join us for this dialogue on school architecture and its contexts.The presentations will be followed by a discussion. The lectures will be on Zoom; registration is requested. You will receive a Zoom link, a detailed program and reminders for the upcoming lectures.
14 June 2023, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM CET, lecture and discussion Maren Elfert: In the Shadow of the Cold War: The Rise of the Global Governance of Education
7 June 2023, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM CET, double lecture and discussion Sanja Petrović Todosijević (Belgrade): The Reform of the Primary School System in Serbia and Yugoslavia 1944-1959
Maja Lorbek (Vienna): Buildings Schools, Allocating Space. The Geographies of Schooling in Post-war Yugoslavia and Austria
25.05.2023 double lecture and discussion
25 May 2023, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, double lecture and discussion Mitja Zorc (Ljubljana): Forward Into the Past. Learning clusters as organizational model for the design of school buildings, past and present: The case of Slovenia
Ning de Coninck-Smith (Copenhagen): Jørgen Gammelgaard, a Danish designer of school furniture. Asian Regional Institute for School Building Research, UNESCO, 1962-1972
19.04.2023 double lecture and discussion
19 April 2023, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM CET Anne-Sophie Kruscha (Wuppertal): Conceptual reconstruction. Rebuilding the School of the SBZ and the GDR in the educational tradition of the Enlightenment
Oliver Sukrow (Vienna): Teaching modern school architecture in the GDR: Helmut Trauzettel’s Lecture Series at TU Dresden and the reception of international school buildings during the Cold War
29 March 2023, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, stand-alone lecture and discussion
Holger Zaunstöck (Halle): Baroque educational architecture and the “school-town” in Halle
lecture Dina Dorothea Falbe (Berlin/Groningen): Schulkollektiv und Polytechnik. Schulbau in der DDR als gesellschaftliche Aufgabe in den 1950er und 1960er Jahren
Kick-off Workshop with national and international partners