ITA Pool Introduction to courses within the institute ITA: 7.9.22, 10-11h, HIB Open Space.
A Future for Whose Past? The focus is on the heritage of minorities, marginalised groups and people without a lobby. This rarely considered heritage will be explored theoretically and practically through excursions, meetings and readings. The aim is to develop a concept and mediation formats for an international exhibition in 2025, the 50th anniversary year of the European Heritage Year 1975.
The students gain insight into the most important theories and practices of monument preservation and ways of conveying and exhibiting them. Through the examination of a self-selected topic, questions can be deepened and discussed in the group. The learning objectives in this semester are critical questioning of heritage and inventory, strengthening of mediation skills and the consideration of architecture and urban development in cultural-historical, sociological and economic perspectives.
In monument preservation, too, the existence of a "mainstream" and a lack of inclusion have been criticised. This is particularly visible in the post-colonial UNSECO World Heritage status of 1,154 sites, of which only about a hundred are in Africa, but almost 600 are in Europe. But at the national level, too, there is a need to discuss whether the sites protected by monument, nature and heritage conservation laws in the German-speaking and thus preserved for the future actually represent history and the past. Whose heritage are we talking about, who determines what is important for society's memory and with which heritage a society identifies? In the autumn semester of 2022, we will devote ourselves to the heterogeneity of the architectural heritage and critical approaches to monument preservation. Innovative methods and interfaces of public mediation will be investigated and applied. The insights gained will flow into the conception and development of the exhibition.
Europäisches Denkmalschutzjahr 1975: Eine Zukunft für unsere Vergangenheit. Denkmalschutz und Denkmalpflege in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Wanderausstellung 1975 – 1976, im Auftrag des Deutschen Nationalkomitees für das Europäische Denkmalschutzjahr vorbereitet vom Bayerischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, eröffnet am 3. Juli 1975 im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Ausst.-Kat. Münchner Stadtmuseum, München 1975
Michael Falser/Wilfried Lipp (Hg.), Eine Zukunft für unsere Vergangenheit. Zum 40. Jubiläum des Europäischen Denkmalschutzjahres (1975–2005), Berlin 2015
Gender and Heritage. Performance, Place and Politics, ed. by Wera Grahn and Ross J. Wilson, London/New York 2018