Eran Neuman, Built Histories: Architectural Representations of the Holocaust

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Date(s) - 28/04/2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Caulfield Campus, H116, Monash University



Dr Eran Neuman is Head of the Azrieli School of Architecture, Tel Aviv University and the head of the Azrieli Architectural Archive at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.









Based on his soon-to-be-released book, this lecture will reflects on the ways in which architecture as a discipline, a practice and a discourse represents the Holocaust. Focusing on the Ghetto Fighters’ House, the world’s first Holocaust museum; Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem; the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, and the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, the lecture looks at how the representation of history by architecture creates a dialectic process in which architecture mediates the past to the present, while at the same time creating a present saturated with historical contexts. It shows how, together, they are incorporated into one another and create a new reality: past and present intertwined.

Admission free; no prior registration required

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