Feb 9th 2018


Ines Weizman
Cloud talk on Documentary Architecture: Bauhaus History between Dust and Data
Feb 12, 2018 | 2pm
S. R. Crown Hall
Lower Center Core

This SOM Lecture on Architecture and Urbanism presents a series of case studies that engage an entangled problem – the changing historiographies of the Bauhaus throughout the past 100 years and the material practice of preservation and presentation of the objects, documents and buildings produced by teachers and students. The paths taken by these objects, as well as the disputes about copyright, authenticity, physical and intellectual ownership, map out a complex history of migration that moves across a radically splintered world. Navigating the deep space of architectural history across physical and cultural borders, we can explore how personal, sometimes intimate histories have become entrapped in the aftermath of political dictatorships and ideologies.

Ines Weizman is professor of architecture theory, director of the Bauhaus-Institute of History and Theory of Architecture and Planning and director of the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA) at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

She trained as an architect at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Ècole d'Architecture de Belleville in Paris, the Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge, and the Architectural Association, where she completed her PhD thesis in History and Theory. In 2014, her edited book Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence, was published by Routledge. The book Before and After: Documenting the Architecture of Disaster, written together with Eyal Weizman was published in the same year by Strelka Press. In 2015 she edited with Jorge Otero-Pailos the issue Preservation and Copyright for the journal Future Anterior (University of Minnesota Press). Her articles have appeared in books, magazines and journals internationally. The installation "'Repeat Yourself': Loos, Law and the Culture of the Copy" was shown as part of the "Museum of Copying" (curated by FAT Architects) at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012, and in 2013 as solo-shows in the Architecture Centre Vienna and the Buell Architecture Gallery at Columbia University, New York. Earlier research and exhibition projects include "Celltexts. Books and other works produced in prison" (together with Eyal Weizman), first exhibited in Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turino (2008, 2009, 2014, 2015). In 2016 she directed the International Bauhaus-Colloquium titled 'Dust&Data' at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar which marked a series of publications, exhibitions and research projects she undertakes in preparation of the Bauhaus jubilee in 2019.