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.

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On Friday 13 December, METROMOD and the Sir JJ College of Architecture will convene a workshop 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

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 workshop at the German Centre for Art History

International Workshop 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
Tuesdays, 7pm

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?

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?

The IIAC Archive: An important institution for research in Buenos Aires. Last summer, I spent four weeks in Buenos Aires, the city in which I am focusing my research.

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

In March and April 2018, I spent four weeks in Mumbai doing archival work for my Metromod research project “Bombay Modern”. Similarly to many of the important places of the art scene I am

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“.