METROMOD marks out a unique and unconventional map of life and work in exile metropolises in the first half of the 20th century: New York, Buenos Aires, London, Istanbul, Bombay (now Mumbai) and Shanghai. The project refers to urban topographies, inner-city districts, outlying suburbs and streets, to places where interactions took place, but also to the venues used for exhibitions and collaborative projects.more
Karaköy was an arrival point for many Russian émigrés coming by dozens of ships to Istanbul. For Ekaterina Aygun Karaköy became a starting point of her fieldwork.
On the second day of the conference Simin Patel of Bombaywalla Historical Works guided us on a walk through the history and sites of Bombay’s early hotels.
An intense day of discussions about communities, culture and the city of Bombay/Mumbai.
The first stop on our walk through the city was at one of Bombay’s earliest photo studios.
The posters are ready, the catering is organised, and the registrations keep coming. The Metromod team is looking forward to the conference at the Sir JJ College of Architecture tomorrow.
On Friday 13 December, METROMOD and the Sir JJ College of Architecture will convene a conference in Mumbai to discuss “Bombay’s Spaces of Sociability: Exile, Migration and Contact Zones”
Part two: Arriving at the Broadway
Part one: Boulevards, lanes and alleyways – Walking through Xuhui
Rachel Lee gave a presentation at “Spaces of Unnationalism,” a workshop convened by Farhan Karim and Duangfang Lu at Zentrum Moderne Orient, Berlin, on 7 and 8 November 2019.
Burcu Dogramaci gave a lecture at the conference “Innovation and Acculturation: The Émigré Art Historians and Britain” on 5-6 November 2019 at Queen Mary, University of London. The conference was organized by Hans Christian Hönes and Emilie Oleron Evans.
Today the professor of social anthropology (University of Regensburg) shared his methodological approaches with the Metromod group
This week we had the pleasure of welcoming Ekaterina to the Metromod team
In-depth article by columnist Meher Marfatia on Metromod project
On 20 September Helene Roth was spontaneously part of a discussion on the photographer Fred Stein at the Rosenberg&Co Gallery in New York. Together with Peter Stein, the son of Fred Stein, she talked about her research on the European emigrated photographer to New York in the 1940’s.
As part of the “Encounters” lecture series, Rachel Lee was invited to give a talk at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (KVRIA), Mumbai
Refugee Artists, Architects and Intellectuals Beyond Europe in the 1930s and 1940s: Experiences of Exile in Istanbul and Bombay
Bombay’s Spaces of Sociability:
Exile, Migration and Contact Zones
On the 3rd and 4th of July, METROMOD relocated to Paris for an international conference at the German Centre for Art History
International Conference of the ERC Research Project Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile (METROMOD)
How to simplify a data model and make the inputing of data more efficient?
MUNTREF-Museum of Immigration and Center for Contemporary Art
To find out more about David Ludwig Bloch I went to Berlin to see the Alfred-Dreifuß-Archive which is located at the Akademie der Künste.
Modern Times: New Perspectives on Modern Art and the Canon of Art History
Georg-Knorr-Saal, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 14.05.-04.06.2019
My discovery tour through New York continued on a sunny Saturday in August
The spring issue of “Fotogeschichte” has just been published. It was edited by Burcu Dogramaci and Helene Roth.
Following the footsteps of the exiled artists Hilde Holger and Charles Petras to the Queen’s Group of Friends
Vienna > Bombay > London. An expressionist dancer’s route through exile.
A network of artists and intellectuals meets in Victoria Ocampo’s country house
Rachel Lee was invited to take part in a PhD colloquium and a workshop at the Department of Architecture, University of Ghent.
A narrative of two contrasting hotels juxtaposed in Bombay emerges at the Tata Central Archives.
We are offering a three-year PhD position starting in June 2019 at the earliest
At a two-day workshop Rachel Lee gave a presentation on “Prefabrications: Otto Koenigsberger and Refugee Resettlement in India”
Deadline: 15 April 2019
Place: Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris
Date: 4 July 2019
How do we approach the writing of transnational histories?
Two thoroughly productive and enjoyable days spent discussing the nexus of displacement, artistic production and urban environments with scholars from around the world.
Metromod’s first international conference!
Burcu Dogramaci gave a lecture at the conference “Sites of Interchange : Modernism, Politics, and Culture in Britain and Germany, 1919-1951” on 2/3 November 2018 at the Courtauld Institute in London. The conference is organized by Robin Schuldenfrei and Lucy Wasensteiner.…
Helene Roth and Burcu Dogramaci will present on 13.10.2018 at the conference “Mediators between Cultures” at the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg.
In September, I made my first research trip to New York. As well as spending time in archives and libraries, I also discovered the metropolis and its history of European emigration during the 1930s and 1940s
Rachel Lee gave a lecture on “Digital Network Visualisation: Experiences with Gephi and Nodegoat”
Rachel Lee gave a talk on “Cosmopolitan Circulations in Bombay: Otto Koenigsberger, MARG and TIFR”
Lokalkolorit, artist colonies and exile?
Helene Roth gave a lecture at the conference “Photography as Contact Zones: Migration and Cultural Encounters in America” on the 20-22 June 2018 at the IADT in Dún Laoghaire. The conference was organized by Dr. Justin Carville (Historical and Theoretical Studies in Photography, IADT) and Dr. Sigrid Lien (professor in art history and photography studies, University of Bergen).
Paris at the centre?
Building a data model with Pim and Geert of LAB1100
What should the METROMOD website show? Who are the potential users? What kind of data should be visualised?
Laura Karp Lugo, Rachel Lee, and Helene Roth presented their research at the “Leave, Left, Left” conference at the Centre for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich on 20 April 2018
An exploration of digital humanities tools
Burcu Dogramaci gives a keynote lecture at the conference “Cities on the Move: Turkey and Yugoslavia in the Interwar Period” (14.-16.9.2017) at the University of Basel.
At the Modernist Studies Association conference on 10 August 2017 in Amsterdam, Rachel Lee gave a presentation titled “Modernist Intersections: Otto Koenigsberger’s Exile in India”.