CFP: Factory Building Revisited: Function, Form, and the "Social Question"


Factory Building revisited. Function, Form and the „Social Question“.

May 15, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the first and most important exhibition of the Deutscher Werkbund, founded in 1907, which took place in Cologne and had a lasting impact on the public image of the new design. The anniversary will serve as an occasion to take up questions that have been posed in recent years about modern factory building in the Early 20th Century and discuss them together in an international context.

CONF: Orient und Moderne, Mainz, 8-9 May

In artistic circles in the early twentieth century, the idea of the
Orient was strongly associated with colonial exhibitions and the
academic Orientalist painting of artists such as Jean-Léon Gérôme.
Although modern architects and artists sought to distance their work
from official government architecture and art, many nevertheless
traveled to the diverse regions that comprise the so-called Orient.
Even those who remained home often drew inspiration from what they
categorized as “Oriental” arts and from the long tradition of

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