Cities and Societies in Transition? The 1970s in West Germany and Italy / Città e società in transizione? Gli anni Settanta nella Germania occidentale e in Italia

Cities and Societies in Transition? The 1970s in West Germany and Italy / Città e società in transizione? Gli anni Settanta nella Germania occidentale e in Italia

Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom; Gesellschaft für Stadtgeschichte und Urbanisierungsforschung; Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana
Vom - Bis
21.05.2015 - 22.05.2015
Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom

Deutsch-italienische Tagung, organisiert vom Deutschen Historischen Institut in Zusammenarbeit mit der Gesellschaft für Stadtgeschichte und Urbanisierungsforschung (GSU) und der Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana (AISU), mit finanzieller Unterstützung der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).


Thursday, 21st May 2015

14.00 Welcoming remarks by Martin Baumeister (GHI Rome)
14.15 Dieter Schott (Darmstadt)
Why should we compare ‘Cities and Societies in Transition’

I. The 1970s – a period of crisis also in/for the cities

14.30-15.30 Chair: Christian Jansen (Trier)

Tobias Becker (GHI London)
From New towns to old cities. The rise of urban conservation and the 70s Nostalgia wave

Francesco Bartolini (Macerata)
The perspective of the Italian Communists. From the modern city to the postmodern metropolis

Discussion introduced by Stefano Cavazza (Bologna)

15.30-16.00 Coffee-Break

16.00-17.00 Chair: Vittorio Vidotto (La Sapienza, Rome)

Harald Bodenschatz (TU Berlin)
Bologna and the (re-)discovery of urban values

Christian Jansen (Trier)
‘Prendiamoci la città’ – fighting for the city as strategy of the New Left

Discussion introduced by Petra Terhoeven (Göttingen)

II. The City as a Battlefield

17.00-18.00 Chair: Christof Dipper (Darmstadt)

Roberto Colozza (Kingston University London)
Rome and the Italian Communist Party in 1977. Between the "Years of Lead" and the "Meraviglioso Urbano"

Sebastian Haumann (Darmstadt)
Movimento 77: the reception of Italian urban protest in West Germany

Discussion introduced by Harald Bodenschatz (TU Berlin)

Keynote lecture: “The 1970s – a period of structural rupture in Germany and Italy?”
Prof. Dr. Lutz Raphael (Trier)

Friday 22nd May 2015

II. The City as a Battlefield

09.00-10.00 Chair: Dieter Schott (Darmstadt)

Sylvia Necker (IfZ, Munich)
From planning euphoria to urban renewal. Protest culture and urban planning in Hamburg-Ottensen in the 1970s

Christian Wilcke (RU Bochum)
The city as a battlefield? Initiatives for the preservation of workers’ settlements in the Ruhr cities during the 1970s

Discussion introduced by Bruno Bonomo (La Sapienza, Rome)

10.00-11.00 Chair: Petra Terhoeven (Göttingen)

Freia Anders (Mainz) / Alexander Sedlmaier (Bangor, Wales)
“Squatting means to destroy the capitalist plan in the urban quarters”: spontis, autonomists and the struggles over public commodities (1970–1983)

Anna Ross (Oxford)
Photographing re-urbanization in West-Berlin 1979-1984

Discussion introduced by Salvatore Adorno (Catania)

11.00-14.00 Guided tour to Corviale by Vittorio Vidotto (only for referees, chairs and discussants)

III. The city as a building site and as habitat

14.00-15.00 Chair: Vittorio Vidotto (La Sapienza, Rome)

Guido Zucconi (Venice)
The emerging of the question of centro storico in 1970s Italy

Kerstin Stamm (Dortmund)
Future versus past. Rome and Berlin in the European Heritage Year 1975

Discussion introduced by Guido Zucconi (Venice)

15.00-16.00 Chair: Martin Baumeister (DHI Rom)

Jost Ulshöfer (Leipzig)
From vecchio nucleo cittadino to centro storico: on the history of preservation in 1970s Bologna

Giovanni Cristina (EHESS Paris)
The ‘Villaggio del Pilastro’. Models of social housing, grassroots mobilization and marginalization in a suburb of Bologna (1960-1980)

Discussion introduced by Celina Kress (FH Erfurt)

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.30 Chair: Christoph Bernhardt (IRS Erkner)

Celina Kress (FH Erfurt)
Doubts and dawns: Aldo Rossi’s urban theory and its divergent impact on city planning and discourses during the 1970s in Italy, Switzerland and Germany

Giovanni Pietrangeli (Padua)
Postfordist skylines. “Directional” districts and the urban economics. The case of Rome

Discussion introduced by Gisela Mettele (Jena)


Final Discussion opened by two statements (5 min.)
a) Christof Dipper (Darmstadt)
b) Stefano Cavazza (Bologna)


Prof. Dr. Martin Baumeister

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