Vorlesungsreihe "The Architecture of Democracy": Thomas Haakenson


10.06.2019, 18:30-20h

Image: Meleko Mokgosi, Detail from Comrades V, 2015 (© STEVENSON Gallery and the artist)

The Architecture of Democracy - Inspirations from the Global South
Thomas Haakenson (San Francisco, USA) on "The Architecture and Aesthetics of Apartheid: Dada in South Africa"

Which role do art and architecture play in the implementation of democratic structures? Recent grass-roots movements in African states, such as Burkina Faso and Uganda, have utilised artistic strategies to overthrow corrupt politicians and formulate visions for justice, tolerance and freedom of speech in their respective countries. In other countries, such as Nigeria and Rwanda, architects have developed spaces for the realisation of central democratic values, e.g. dialogue, communal participation, active citizenship and collective belonging. This lecture series aims to provide a platform to discuss inspirational art and architecture projects in the Global South. This will illuminate the contribution of artists and architects in processes of facilitating environments for democratic engagement.

Organised by Lehrstuhl für Theorie und Geschichte für Architektur, Kunst und Design 

10.06.2019, 18:30-20h

Vorhoelzer Forum
Arcisstraße 21
80333 Munich