Lecture series

Perspectives in Plural
Mon, April 23, to Mon, July 9, 2018, 6.30pm–8pm
Lenbachhaus / Technische Universität München
in English
Admission free

Processes of collaboration encourage the negotiation between different concepts of identities. At the same time, might collaboration itself be constitutive for feeling a belonging, an experience of identity?

This lecture series investigates how the plurality of perspectives, shaped by a diversity of cultural, national and social experiences, integral to collaboration, e. g. in artist collectives, leads to novel, constantly shifting identities that are no longer tied to national backgrounds. What can we learn from transnational artist groups such as the Blue Rider Movement in times of emerging populism demanding a clearly fixed national identity? More broadly, what is the link between the arts and processes of identity construction?

Recent projects, such as the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, have highlighted the dilemma that identity still appears to be tied to a form of national belonging and creative production. Without an awareness of identity politics, however, the perspectives of non-Western minorities will still be marginalised. What should a museum that enables the presentation of multiple perspectives be like? Is there a way for identity to be global and local at the same time?

Organised by
Lehrstuhl Theorie und Geschichte für Architektur, Kunst und Design / TU München

Funded by
Fakultät für Architektur der TU München
Kulturstiftung des Bundes

Address of the Technische Universität München:
Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich
Room 5170, Vorhoelzer Forum


April 23, 2018
Dr Sarah Hegenbart, Munich

Perspectives in Plural: Collaborating Cultures, Negotiating Identities
TU, Vorhoelzer Forum

May 7, 2018
Dr Kristian Handberg, Copenhagen

Multiple Modernisms – curating the postwar era for the present
TU, Vorhoelzer Forum

May 14, 2018
Prof Kerstin Pinther, Munich

Of Inner Cities and Outer Spaces: African Futurism and Identity Negotiations
Lenbachhaus, Georg-Knorr-Saal

May 28, 2018
Dr Jeff Bowersox, London

Troubling the Nation: Black Germans and the Teaching of History
TU, Vorhoelzer Forum

June 4, 2018
Prof Thomas Thiemeyer, Tübingen

Cosmopolitanizing Colonial Memories in Berlin: The Humboldt Forum and the current Shift in Germany’s Culture of Remembrance
TU, Vorhoelzer Forum

June 11, 2018
Prof Viola König, Berlin

Under the shadow of the Christian cross: visions, delusions, and national Realpolitik. Whose concepts will be seen, whose voices can be heard behind the coat of baroque facades inside a fakes Prussion palace?
TU, Vorhoelzer Forum

June 18, 2018
Dr Antje Krause-Wahl, Frankfurt

Paint, Portraiture, Politics. Figurations and Negotiations of Identity
TU, Vorhoelzer Forum

June 25, 2018
Camille Varenne, Clermont-Ferrand / Ouagadougou

Together are the brave: Western in West African Cinematographies
Lenbachhaus, Georg-Knorr-Saal

July 2, 2018
Pascale Obolo, Paris

Decolonize architecture now: Occupy Schloss von Puttakamer
Lenbachhaus, Georg-Knorr-Saal

July 9, 2018
Lilia Youssefi, Berlin

No multiperspectivity without diversity – why representation matters!
TU, Vorhoelzer Forum