Dorit Margreiter


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zentrum


zentrum renders a report on work in progress exploring the socialist architecture of the ‘Bruehlzentrum' in Leipzig. The housing block constructed in the 1960s serves as an exemplary starting point for a critical engagement with the ways in which modernist aesthetic strategies were deployed to support social and political concepts.

Dorit Margreiter analyzes the soon to be demolished urban intervention and its typographical designs as documents of a process of social reform. Her artistic treatment of this theme preserves the memory of the expressive forms of a moral system, which failed and thus is in the process of disappearing.


further reading:
Juli Carson, In Praise of Love: The Poetics of Critique


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