Lehrende und MitarbeiterInnen

Raith, Karin Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Exkursion nach Belgrad: Lektüre einer Stadt / Study trip to Belgrade: Reading a City
Co-teaching with Sen.Sc. Mag. Dr. Edith Futscher
The ugliest town in the most beautiful place, dishonest, dirty and disorganised... This was Le Corbusier's verdict on Belgrade after his visit in 1911. He had expected Ottoman architecture and vibrant oriental streets, but what he found at the junction of the Sava and Danube rivers was for the most part a regular grid and European classicism. Half a century later his own concept of the Ville Radieuse blended with principles of socialist urbanism - served as a model for Novi Beograd. This vast post-war urban extension has been subject to controversial debate and is now either regarded as a paradigm of Yugoslav autogestion urbanisation, a disastrous result of functionalist planning ideology or a still young and developing urban area with huge potential. The city has experienced numerous fundamental transformations throughout its history. Currently it is facing another radical intervention called Belgrade Waterfront that will replace a derelict but vital quarter with a widely criticised investors' development. ___ We explore Belgrade roughly one hundred years after Le Corbusier's Voyage d’Orient and look at it from the perspectives of art, architecture and urbanism. We would therefore like to encourage students from all fields of study to join our seminar and study trip.
Karin Raith
Edith Futscher
Datum, Zeit und Ort
2016-04-24 – 2016-04-30
Belgrad, Serbien