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Remembering Modernism in Germany: Berlin versus the Ruhrgebiet

Lunchtime Lecture with Kathleen James-Chakraborty

Friday, November 17, 2017

12:10 pm-12:50 pm

Friday, November 17, 12:10 pm12:50 pm
112 S. Michigan Ave., Room 707
Chicago, IL
United States

Based on her forthcoming book Modernism as Memory: Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany, which will appear in 2018 with the University of Minnesota Press, James-Chakraborty’s lecture will compare the political use of memory in Berlin since unification in 1990 versus its economic utility in the country’s former industrial heartland. James-Chakraborty is Professor of Art History at University College Dublin and the former Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History at the Yale School of Architecture. Her books include Architecture since 1400 and the edited collections Bauhaus Culture from Weimar to the Cold War and India in Art in Ireland.