Festival of the Future City: What is the Relevance of History in Imagining Our Urban Futures?

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Festival of the Future City: What is the Relevance of History in Imagining Our Urban Futures?

  • Tue 19 Oct 2021
  • 6:00PM

We're pleased to share that architecture historian Monika Platzer will participate in a virtual panel discussion at the Festival of the Future City.

Organised by EUNIC London within the framework of the Europe Readr project and in partnership with the festival the event discusses the role of history and historical research in understanding urban public spaces.

Find out more about how historical knowledge and discussion can be relevant in shaping our future cities and living environments and how artists, researchers and architects can help imagine more democratic urban futures.

Monika Platzer will be joined by researcher Fiona McDermott and Lithuanian artist and researcher Goda Palekaitė. The event will be chaired by Shawn Sobers, Bristol History Commission and University of the West of England.

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Monika Platzer studied art history at the University of Vienna and is a curator and head of collections at the Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW). She lectures at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology and is editor of icamprint, the journal of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums. Her research focuses on twentieth-century cultural history and transnational architectural history which was the subject of her latest publication, Cold War and Architecture: The Competing Forces that Reshaped Austria after 1945.

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