Der Orient in der Schweiz – L’Orient en Suisse
Neo-Islamic Architecture and Interiors in the 19th and 20th centuries

International Conference, Zurich, September 21, 2018, 9am-8pm

Universität Zürich, Rämistrasse 59, RAA-G-01

 

Organisers: Prof. Dr. Francine Giese (Universität Zürich), Prof. Dr. Leïla el-Wakil (Université de Genève), Dr. Ariane Varela Braga (Universität Zürich)

Cooperations: Schweizerische Gesellschaft Mittlerer Osten und Islamische Kulturen (SGMOIK), Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft (SAG)

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Mercedes Volait (CNRS / INHA InVisu)

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Mémoires fragiles

Conserving Orientalist Architecture in Switzerland and Beyond

International Workshop, September 22, 2018, 2pm-8pm

Universität Zürich, Rämistrasse 59, RAA-G-01

 

Organisers: Prof. Dr. Francine Giese (Universität Zürich), Prof. Dr. Leïla el-Wakil (Université de Genève), Dr. Ariane Varela Braga (Universität Zürich)

Cooperations: Schweizerische Gesellschaft Mittlerer Osten und Islamische Kulturen (SGMOIK), ICOMOS SUISSE

Keynote Speaker: Amra Hadžimuhamedović (International University of Sarajevo)

The focus of the conference held at the University of Zurich and the workshop carried out on the occasion of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 is the orientalising architectural tradition of Switzerland, treated in individual contributions within the publication project “Der Orient in der Schweiz – L’Orient en Suisse.” This monumental heritage that in the course of the 20th century largely felt into oblivion, not only testifies to the global networking of Swiss architects and commissioners in the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century, but also highlights the importance of architectural academies and schools of arts and crafts, as well as national and international exhibitions, for the diffusion of new trends. It also constitutes an important contribution to the understanding of modern reception processes. In addition to the presentation of selected contributions to the orientalising architecture in Switzerland, actual case studies from Europe will also be examined. Moreover, in the workshop carried out in cooperation with the “Schweizerische Gesellschaft Mittlerer Osten und Islamische Kulturen” (SGMOIK) and ICOMOS SUISSE, the problematic conservation status of orientalising architecture and the extensive losses of monuments shall be addressed.

Flyer European Cultural Heritage Year 2018

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