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Department of Architecture


Christopher Wilson (Architecture and Design Historian, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, Florida, USA)

This research focuses on the urban strategies of memory-making that have been applied to buildings, public spaces and urban ensembles in Berlin, Germany, since the late 19th century. Various urban processes – such as demolition, supplementation touristification, appropriation and temporary installation – have developed over time as the city has adapted to its numerous political, economic and historical changes. Utilising case studies drawn from the built environment and films that have been shot on location in Berlin, the research details how the city has adapted to its traumatic history during the 20th century.



Dr. Christopher S. Wilson holds a professional BArch from Temple University, Philadelphia; an MA in the Histories and Theories of Architecture from the Architectural Association, London; and a PhD from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He has worked as an architect in the USA, Germany and the UK, and is registered with the RIBA. He has taught in architecture schools in the USA, UK and Turkey, has presented scholarly papers at conferences, and has published on the topics architecture, memory and identity. Dr. Wilson is currently Architecture and Design Historia in Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida, USA. 

Wednesday, 6 May, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00
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