From 23rd until 27th of September 2019 the interdisciplinary program "History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change“ has been dedicated to the Bauhaus heritage in Tel Aviv-Jaffa: it forms part of the UNESCO proclaimed World Heritage Site under the appellation of "White City of Tel Aviv: The Modern Movement."
The summer school was organized in cooperation with the White City Center (WCC) and focused on the concept of 'Societies on the Move'; i.e. the movement of people, materials, and cultures as a central element of modern architecture and this element's influence on the urban landscape. The Summer School explored historical and contemporary relationships through representations of identities, examining how migration and mobility affect individuals, cities, and cultures while reshaping their identities.
Since 2003 the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has invited young scholars to take part in studies programs in various locations. The Gerda Henkel Foundation is the program partner since 2009.
In the past years the summer school "History Takes Place“ has taken place in Belgrade and Sarajevo (2017), Rome (2014), Istanbul (2013), Paris (2010), Warsaw (2009), Lviv (2007), Wrocław (2005) and St. Petersburg (2003).
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