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  • > Introduction: The Meaning of 'Europe' for Architectural History

    This introduction to the special collection 'The Meaning of "Europe" for Architectural History' raises issues about the relationship between knowledge and geopolitics, in particular the significance of 'Europe' for the production of architectural knowledge. Published on 2018-06-13 13:25:55

  • > Seven Views on the Meaning of ‘Europe’

    The first part of these field notes consists of three perspectives from Germany, Estonia, and Portugal on the meaning of ‘Europe’ for the historiography of architecture. The second part contains four reflections on the history and role of the EAHN in opening new and inclusive venues of inquiry vis-à-vis the fragile concept of ‘Europe’.

    Published on 2018-06-13 13:22:43

  • > The ‘Ornithologists’, the ‘Birds’, and the Meaning of the ‘Meaning of Europe’: Keynote Address to the EAHN on the Occasion of its Tenth Anniversary

    This essay questions the unspoken assumptions behind the issues raised about the ‘meaning of “Europe”’ by the organizers of the EAHN roundtable session in 2017 for which this was the keynote address.

    Published on 2018-06-13 12:53:17

  • > Orientalizing Socialism: Architecture, Media, and the Representations of Eastern Europe

    After two decades of being ignored, the architecture of the so-called ‘former East’ has recently been discovered by global mass media. The photographs of Soviet sanatoria, Bulgarian resorts, Central Asian bus stops, and Yugoslav war memorials can now be seen in print publications, in music videos, and even in sci-fi movies, as well as endlessly circulating within social networks. The phenomenon contradicts the previous negative stereotypes of socialist architecture—the overblown monumentalit...

  • > ‘Welcome to Europe’: A Bridge East of Architectural History

    This position paper examines the complex boundaries that separate Europe from both its constructed margins and those of its imagined Others. Where exactly do we enter the Continent and where does it end? Is it while crossing the world-famous bridge on the Bosporus, for instance, that one receives the first impression of Europe, or is it somewhere farther west — past a ‘wall’ protected by a strong border regime? To address these questions, this paper tells two concomitant stories about the pr...

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