Czech Empassy Berlin, © Photo: Schnepp-Renou
TRIENNIAL OF MODERNISM 2022
Opening-Event: Vielfalt Moderne | Moderne Vielfalt
The Triennial of Modernism 2022 follows the motto WOHNEN.ARBEITEN.LEBEN (housing.working.living) across the participating cities and will be opened with the opening-event Vielfalt Moderne | Moderne Vielfalt. The two-day opening-event will take place in Berlin on September 30th, 2022 at the Czech Embassy building and on October 01st, 2022 in the forum of the Architecture Building of the Technical University of Berlin.
The kickoff opens the supra-regional program of the Triennial of Modernism 2022, from September 30th to December 31st, in the three core cities of the Triennial – Berlin, Dessau, Weimer – as well as for the first time with program points in other Triennial network cities in Germany.
The public opening-event includes input lectures about the World Heritage Sites of Modernism and Triennial Network Cities in Germany and Central Europe, keynote-talks and lectures, a Pecha-Kucha on the overall narrative of Modernism – as a visual and vital inspiration for visiting the festival – and a Special Focus on the Heritage and Roots of Modernism in Ukraine.
On the evenings and subsequent weekend days, including the public holiday on October 03rd, side events and get-togethers will feature events and exhibition openings from the Berlin Festival program – and exclusive guided tours to special sites of Modernism in Berlin, including the Czech Embassy building. The public event will be completed by a network meeting of European-wide Triennial partners. (The network meetings will take place on the first day in the morning at the Czech Embassy and on the second day in the morning at BHROX bauhaus reuse on Ernst-Reuter-Platz)
30 Sep 2022, Day 1 – Czech Embassy Berlin
On the first day, September 30th, a symposium with impulse lectures, keynote talks and lectures will take place at the Czech Embassy. They will deal with offers and experiences from the three Triennial core cities Berlin, Dessau and Weimer as well as other World Heritage Sites and Triennial network cities in Germany and Central Europe. Guided tours will show the on-site exhibition on the worth seeing building designed in the style of late Brutalism.
01 Oct 2022 , Day 2 – Architecture Building Technical University of Berlin
On the second day, October 01st, a Pecha Kucha block on the overall narrative of Modernism and a special program on Modernism in Ukraine with a focus on the cities of Kharkiv and Lviv and a keynote lecture on Threatened Heritage will follow in the TU Berlin Architecture Building at Ernst-Reuter-Platz. Simultaneous German-English translation for foreign guests is planned.
On the evenings and subsequent weekend days, including the holiday on October 03rd, side events and get-togethers will feature events and exhibition openings from the Berlin festival program. A first get-together will be held at the neighboring Czech Center on September 30th, beginning at 7:00 p.m., and will feature «Women architects of late Modernism» On the evening of the second day, the first part of the five-part exhibition series «Modernism in Ukraine» will be opened at 7:30 pm.
02 to 03 Oct 2022 – Festival-Program in Berlin and Guided Tours
Program highlights of the opening-event in Berlin:
• Developments and Networks of Modernism:
# World Heritage Sites of Modernism and Triennial Core and Network Cities in Germany – Berlin, Dessau, Weimar as well as Völklingen, Essen, Alfeld, Stuttgart, Bernau, Darmstadt, and the World Heritage aspirants «New Frankfurt» and «Berlin East-West Modern»
# Modernism in context in Central Europe – Praha (CZ), Krakow (PL), Budapest (HU), Bucharest (RO), Belgrade (SRB), Skopje (NMK) as well as the EU Capitals of Culture Kaunas 2022 (LT) and Chemnitz 2025 (DE)
• Special Focus: Modernism in Ukraine – Modern Roots and Heritage of Kharkiv and Lviv
• Pecha-Kucha of Modernism – Iterations of an Overall Narrative from Early to Late Modernism
• Keynote-Lecture: Future Perfect / Future Anterior: The Avant-garde Looks Back
• Exclusive guided tours – Including the building of the Czech Embassy in Berlin
The conference language is German and English; simultaneous translation will be provided bilingually. The event is free of charge, but registration is required, regarding limited space and due to Embassy security regulations.
TDM2022 Opening Event, © Photos: Michael Setzpfandt, 2022