Professors Christian Fuhrmeister and Jacek Purchla talk to Dr Magdalena Łanuszka.
“Dissonant heritage? The architecture of the Third Reich in Poland” edited by Żanna Komar and Jacek Purchla is a book recently published by the International Cultural Centre in Cracow. It contains both the proceedings of a a conference organised in Cracow in partnership with the Munich Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in December 2018, as well as specially commissioned texts. It constitutes a worthy record of the newest fruits of the work of Polish and German academics on the architecture and urban design of the Third Reich inherited by post‐war Poland, and inspires broader reflection on the phenomenon of dissonant heritage.
Prof. Christian Fuhrmeister – assistant professor, initiates and coordinates research projects at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich. His work mainly focuses on the art, architecture, and art history of the 20th century (from Max Beckmann to war cemeteries, National Socialist art, and provenance and translocation research). His postdoctoral dissertation researched the German military office for the protection of art in Italy in the years 1943–1945. He lectures at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.
Prof. Jacek Purchla – lecturer, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of cultural heritage. He conducts research on the development of cities, social history and art history of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the theory and protection of cultural heritage. Author of over 400 scientific papers, including many books. Founder and long-term director of the International Cultural Centre, where to this day he manages the Institute of European Heritage. In 2015–2020, he was the chairman of the Polish UNESCO Committee, and in 2016–2017, the chairman of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
We invite you to the meeting in English on Thursday, May 20th, 2021, at 19.00 on the ICC profile on Facebook.
The meeting is chaired by Dr. Magdalena Łanuszka, administrator of project Art and Heritage in Central Europe.
The discussion is now available on YouTube: