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The Architecture of the City - Aldo Rossi's Opposites

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Interesting Talks Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Tue 17 Oct 19:00 - 21:00

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At the height of post-war modernism, the Italian architect Aldo Rossi published the treatise "L'Architettura della Città." Against the prevailing model of autoeconomic construction, he presents the city as a place steeped in history and the built archive of collective memory. The aim of his theory of architectural design is, therefore, an architecture of symbolic forms and identity-creating imagination. The public buildings and squares are of crucial importance. As monuments, they guide the inhabitants of the city in their day-to-day business in the presence of the past in the present and allow identification with the place. Thus, Aldo Rossi became a pioneer of postmodern architecture.

The course is recognized by the AKNW as an advanced training with an extent of one lesson of 45 minutes.

Welcome: Sophia Ungers, UAA / Cologne
Introduction: Wolfgang Reul, FSB / Brakel
Lecture: Bettina Rudhof, art historian / Frankfurt am Main

Afterwards: Get-together with drinks and snack