Institut für Kunstgeschichte




Conference Papers

Simulizi Mijini/Urban Narratives: Redefining Heritage in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Glasgow

Cosmopolitan Intersections: Otto Koenigsberger and Princely Mysore
2. Mitteldeutsche Südasientag, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Modernist Intersections: Otto Koenigsberger’s Exile in India
Modernist Studies Association (MSA), Amsterdam

Hannah Schreckenbach’s contributions to architectural education in Ghana
Export of Architecture in the Cold War Period, IRS Erkner

Extreme Mobility, Local Practice with Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi
AA Women and Architecture in Context, 1917-2017 (AA XX), London

Transnational Regionalism: Hannah Schreckenbach’s work in Ghana
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Los Angeles - Pasadena

Learning from Bangalore: From princely visions to urban resilience
Envisioning the Indian City: People, Places, Plans / Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Industrialise or Perish! Princely Mysore State as a model of modernity within colonial India, 1894-1947
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 2015 Annual Conference

Beyond East-West: GDR Development Planning Transfer in Sub-Saharan Africa – from Oil Presses in Ghana to the Master Plan for Abuja
“Past as Guide to Sustainable Futures” / International Planning History Society (IPHS), St Augustine, Florida

Sharing built heritage in Bangalore, virtually
“Shared Built Heritage Reconsidered,” ICOMOS and Chair of Global Art History Heidelberg University, Max-Planck-Institute Florence

Architecture and Climate from a Global Perspective
with Daniel Barber, Jiat-Hwee Chang, Iain Jackson, Al Narath and Ola Uduku at the first Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative conference, MIT, Cambridge

From Static Master Plans to ‘Elastic Planning’ and Participa¬tion: Otto Koenigsberger’s Planning Work in India (1939-1951) “Past as Guide to Sustainable Futures” International Planning History Society, St Augustine, Florida

Erica Mann: Breaking Boundaries
“Global Experts Off the Radar II,” University of Ghent

Searching for the Social in the Tropical
“The Influence of Fry and Drew,” University of Liverpool

An Architectural Link Between Masala Dosas and War
“Dissonant Architectural Heritage in the Postcolonial Age,” Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

Minnette De Silva: Marginalised and Peripheral?
“Global Experts Off the Radar,” University College Dublin

Otto Koenigsberger and Prefabrication in Modern India
“Our Public Sphere, Our House, Our City,” Urban Mela, Bangalore, organised by the German Ministry of Culture

Constructing a Shared Vision: Otto Koenigsberger and Tata & Sons
“Colonial, Imperial or Corporate Architecture. Architectural diversity or uniformity across time, agency or geography,” University of Edinburgh

Building a [Mega]nation: India 1947-1951
“[Mega]structures,” Politecnico di Milano

The Government Housing Factory, New Delhi
“Actors and Networks of Expertise,” University of Liverpool

Bridging Modernities: Otto Koenigsberger’s Work in Bangalore
MOD Institute, Bangalore

Conference panel chairs

A Woman’s Situation: Transnational Mobility and Gendered Practice with Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi / Conference: EAHN, Tallinn

Modernisms, Migrations and Margins. II – Exile and the International Diffusion of Modernism, 1940-1960 with Rafael Cardoso / Conference: MSA, Amsterdam

Women on the Edge: Mobility and Regionalism from the Margins with Anooradha Siddiqi / Conference: Reinterpreting Cities / (European Association of Urban History) EAUH, Helsinki

Architectures of Exile: Visions and re-visions of the global modern in the age of the refugee with Regina Goeckede / Conference: “Crossing Boundaries: Rethinking European Architecture Beyond Europe”, Palermo

Convened international conferences
Urban Heritage Activism (Simulizi Mijini/Urban Narratives) / TU Berlin

Reconfiguring Urban Heritage From Below (Simulizi Mijini/Urban Narratives) / British Council, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Histories of Development Cooperation / TU Berlin

Invited Lectures

Urban Heritage Narratives in Bangalore and Dar es Salaam / Conference: “Urban Heritage and City Development. The Righ to the City”, DARCH, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam

Otto Koenigsberger: Building Bangalore, Scientifically / German Consulate Science Circle Talk, Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut, Bangalore


Tropical Architecture: From Biopolitics to Brise-Soleil Technik & Architektur, Hochschule Luzern, Lucerne

Otto Koenigsberger and the Foundations of Sustainable Architecture, Soziokulturelle Aspekte von Architektur, Sustainable Design Lecture Series at Institut für Geschichte, Theorie der Architektur und Stadt, TU Braunschweig.

Otto Koenigsberger: Government Architect of Mysore State
Public Works Department Bangalore, Karnataka State

Otto Koenigsberger: Practising in India
Master of Advanced Studies Program, ETH Zurich

Otto Koenigsberger: Memories of an Architectural Legacy in Bangalore and Mysore State
Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore

Otto Koenigsberger’s Architecture in Bangalore
Suchitra Film Society, Bangalore