Forum: From Postwar to Postmodern – 20th Century Built Cultural Heritage - The 6th Baltic Sea Region Cultural Heritage Forum
28th-30th September 2016, Kiel, Germany
DATE: 28/9/2016
The various countries of the Baltic Sea region are linked both by the inland sea and favorable overland connections. The Baltic Sea region is diverse with respect to its shifting landscape and its rich variety of cultures, languages, religions and histories. Over the centuries, contacts through mutual trade and shipping have contributed to this region’s long, common history. The geographical position of the Baltic Sea states, forming a region in itself in northern Europe, has also contributed to the area’s shared sense of regional identity.
The conference From Postwar to Postmodern – 20th Century Built Cultural Heritage
will be held in Kiel, Germany, in 2016, within the framework of the 6th Baltic Sea Region Cultural Heritage Forum. This conference addresses the historical legacy of postwar twentieth century architecture in the context of the Baltic Sea region and the different values that are ascribed to the architecture of this period through the end of the twentieth century.

The aim of this conference is to raise awareness of the built cultural heritage of the postwar- and postmodern period in the Baltic Sea region. In terms of cultural heritage, the architecture of the modern movement has a brief history. Although trends in twentieth century architecture have been accompanied by a contemporary historiography, with its canon formation, it was not until the last decades of the twentieth century that the environments of the modern movement were considered as part of the cultural heritage.

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