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The following lecture is part of a Lecture Series on Modern Architecture organized by Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP)

Modern Architecture: A Style and also an Era? History as Reassurance and Legitimacy
Werner Oechslin


Date             2 June 2015  | 13:30 
Venue           Tongji University
                         College of Architecture and Urban Planning
                         1239 Siping Road  |  Room D3


Werner Oechslin is professor of art history and architecture at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). He studied art history, archeology, philosophy and mathematics in Zurich and Rome. From 1971 to 1974 he was assistant at the University of Zurich. Then, in 1975 and 1978 he taught at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. and in 1979 at the RISD in Providence. After a short period at the FU Berlin 1979/80, where in 1980 he qualified as a university lecturer (Habilitation), he went as professor for five years to Bonn and in 1985 to the Ecole d'Architecture at the University of Geneva. Afterwards Werner Oechslin received a professorship in art history and architecture at the ETH Zurich. In 1987 he taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design as a visiting professor. From 1987-2006 he was head of the Institute of the History and Theory of Architecture (gta). Werner Oechslin was member of the Board of Trustees at the CCA Montréal and of the consiglio scientifico during the foundation of the Scuola di Architettura in Mendrisio. Since 2003 he is in the management board of the Internationalen Bauakademie Berlin.