Monumental _ Public Buildings at the beginning of the 21st Century
Adam Caruso, Heike Hanada, Wilfried Kuehn, Carsten Ruhl, Alexander Schwartz, Philip Ursprung
Heike Hanada (ed.)
Walther und Franz König, 2021
The first symposium of the series Dortmunder Positionen (Dortmund Positions) broaches the issue of the “monumental” as a characteristic that is increasingly losing its self-evident nature. It seems that with the advent of the 21st century, the concept of the monumental in general – and in urban planning in particular – has turned into something dubious. Thus, despite a sense of growing digital restlessness, museum construction remains perhaps the only remaining discipline in which the monument and monumentality may still form a single entity, albeit unspoken. Lectures by Adam Caruso, Heike Hanada, Wilfried Kuehn, Carsten Ruhl, Alexander Schwarz, Philip Ursprung.