Architecture in Berlin. A Walk through History

Architecture in Berlin. A Walk through History

Course dates:
13 July, 2019 to 10 August, 2019
Fee:
1,100 €
Topics:
Art & Design, Multidisciplinary
Application deadline:
Saturday, 15 June, 2019
University:
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)
Berlin, Germany

General information

This course gives a wide overview of the development of public and private architecture in Berlin during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Following an introduction to the urban development and architectural history of the Modern era, the Neo-Classical period will be surveyed with special reference to the works of Schinkel. This will be followed by classes on architecture of the German Reich after 1871, which was characterized by both modern and conservative tendencies and the manifold activities during the time of the Weimar Republic in the 1920s such as the Housing Revolution. The architecture of the Nazi period will be examined, followed by the developments in East and West Berlin after the Second World War. The course concludes with a detailed review of the city’s more recent and current architectural profiles, including an analysis of the conflicts concerning the re-design of Berlin after the Cold War and the German reunification.

Seven walking tours to historically significant buildings and sites are included (Unter den Linden, Gendarmenmarkt, Potsdam, Chancellory, Potsdamer Platz, Holocaust Memorial etc.).

The course aims to offer a deeper understanding of the interdependence of Berlin’s architecture and the city’s social and political structures. It considers Berlin as a model for the highways and by-ways of a European capital in modern times.

Accommodation

FUBiS offers the following accommodation options:

  • single room in a shared apartment at the student dorms
  • single occupancy apartment
  • stay with a Berlin host family

For more details on the different accommodation options, please click here.

Registration

The easiest way to register for FUBiS is by using the online registration form. You can find detailed information on how to register here.

Registration deadline is June 15, 2019.

A comprehensive overview on fees and registration can be found here.

ECTS accreditation

4 ECTS

Contact information

Email: fubis@fubis.org

Phone: +49 30 838 73 472