September 11: 10.00 – 12.00 a.m
Venue: “The Park Room”, Utzon Center
Slotspladsen 4, Aalborg
Admission free – everybody is welcome
10.00 -10.45 Nancy Bartlett, archivist at University of Michigan: “From Building to Box: Modern Architecture, Modern Archives”
Evidence of what is now historical, modern architecture looms large on the landscape as it more than ever takes its place in the archive. To what extent does the archival condition of architectural drawings, photographs, specifications, printed media, film, and ephemera alter the understanding of modernism? Where are the approximations and alienations between the built environment and its archival version? Nancy Bartlett will consider the complexities of modernism in “deconstructing” the archives of modern architecture in America.
10.45 -11.00 questions and discussion (det er muligt at stille spørgsmål på dansk)
11.00 -11.15 coffee break
11. 15 – 11.45 Bente Jensen, archivist, M.A., Aalborg City Archives: Architectural Archives and the Life of an Architect – Jørn Utzon as an example.
When history meets architecture and the architect: Reflections on how to use archives in order to write the biography of an architect based on Bente Jensen’s work on Jørn Utzon’s early years : “18 wonderful years”, Jørn Utzon and Aalborg, in the book, Utzon and Utzon Center Aalborg -the Joy is not in Owning – but in Creating (2011).
11.45 -12.00 questions and discussion
Organized by: Aalborg University, The US Embassy in Denmark, Aalborg City Archives, and Utzon Center
Illustrations: William Muschenheim Collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan and the Utzon drawings, Aalborg City Archives