On the Frontier of Mental and Spatial Change in the Swedish – German Countryside(s)
A Shared Space – Moving beyond the classification of urban and rural?
Place: Goethe institut, Stockholm
Date: 20th of November 2019
There is an urgent need to develop new tools for how listen, analyse and communicate the challenges and possibilities for the European countryside(s) and cities. Within this seminar we ask ourselves what new know-how needs to be generated in order to develop a new language and a situated spatial planning that stretches beyond the classification of rural and urban into a more coherent understanding of European space.
The countryside as destruction, nostalgia and re-invention: The German Case
Speaker: Prof. Peter Lang
Place: Skissernas Museum, Lund.
Date: 19th of September 2019.
Partners: Skissernas Museum, SLU Alnarp and R-lab NA.
Clues to understanding the importance of the German countryside in relation to German society are not difficult to find, but often are overlooked, given the monumental cultural role of German cities like Berlin, Cologne or Munich. Yet there is a rich legacy that is deeply linked to the countryside: the 19th century German Romantic landscape painting movement, the Post-war German New Wave cinema, the Dusseldorf school of photography, and the revival of post-industrial landscapes brought to life through the combination of industrial archaeology and recreation. This presentation moves through a number to these significant transformations, examining in the process the way the landscape continues to change and morph, and yet continues to attract those seeking a certain freedom of movement and expression.
Dr. Martina Doehler-Behzadi, Director at IBA Thüringen.
Madeleine Eriksson, Umeå University. Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Economic History.
Peter Lang, Royal Art Institute. Professor of Architecture Theory and History.
Marie Kraft Selze, Lecteur. Umeå Architecture School.
Place: Umeå Architecture School
Date: 27th of March 2019
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Place: Umeå School of Architecture
Partners: Umeå School of Architecture and Royal Art Institute
What is the image of the European countryside(s), to what extension has the image affected our understanding of what the countryside is, and how real is this image?
This program is funded by the Goethe-Institut Schweden.