Invitation – Who lived, who build here?

ÓVÁS! Association cordially invites you to an international workshop and exhibition

Jewish Contribution to the Urban Development of European Cities and of Budapest as a Metropolis

Venue: FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture, 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor Street 5
Time: Thursday, 23 February 2017, 9:30 to 17:30
Opening address: Géza Komoróczy
The languages of the workshop are English and Hungarian, with simultaneous translation.

The exhibition will be opened at 18:00 p.m. by György Konrád
Who Lived, Who Built Here? The exhibition presents the material of the website on the Jewish contribution to Elisabethstadt and Theresienstadt.
Concept: Bálint Nagy, project material: Anna Perczel, photography: Endre Lábass, software development: Tivadar Feczkó
The exhibition is open until 15 March, 2017 in the opening hours of FUGA

Sponsor: National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA)
Website of the research project:


9.00-9.30 Meeting at FUGA

Welcome Address by Géza Komoróczy, Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Assyriology and Hebraistic, Budapest

Session 1. 10.00–11.30. Moderator: Carsten Wilke

Fredric Bedoire, Royal Institute of Art, School of Architecture, Stockholm
Jewish Contribution to the Nineteenth-Century Metropolis

Rudolf Klein, Saint Steven University Budapest, Faculty of Architectural Sciences
THE “MODERNIST SHTETL”: Újlipótváros in Budapest
– An Urban Historical and Architectural Study –

Miklós Konrád, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Historical Studies, Budapest
Jews in the Popular Culture of Fin-de-siècle Budapest

11.30–12.00 Coffee break

Session 2. 12.00-13.30. Moderator: TBA

Dominique Tomasov Blinder, independent architect/researcher, Barcelona
Travel Back and Forth: Building and Rebuilding in Barcelona

Katrin Keßler, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Bet Tfila – Research Unit of Jewish Architecture in Europe
Movement and Presence - the Jewish Topography of Berlin

Catherine Szántó, AMP (Architecture-Milieu-Paysage) laboratory, Paris-La Villette School of Architecture
Jewish contribution to the Urban Development of Paris

Lunch 13.30-14.00

Session 3. 14.30-16.00. Moderator: András Kovács

Michael Miller, Central European University Budapest, Nationalism Studies Program
Nostalgia for "The World of Yesterday": Jewish Quarters in Moravia in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Ruth Ellen Gruber, Jewish Heritage Europe, Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, London
Life after Life: Historic Jewish Quarters in 21th Century Europe

15.30 Coffee break

Session 4. 16.00–17.30. Moderator: Júlia Váradi

Perczel Anna, ÓVÁS! Association, Budapest
Who Lived, Who Built Here? Jewish Contribution to the Development of Budapest as a Metropolis (1840–1944)

János Ladányi, John Wesley Theological College Budapest
Who Lived, Who Built Here? Is there a way to create a representative sample?

Andrea Szőnyi, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Zachor Foundation for Social Memory, Budapest
Local History, Jewish History and Education

18:00 Opening of the exhibition
Who Lived, Who Built Here? The exhibition presents the material of the website on the Jewish contribution to Elisabethstadt and Theresienstadt.
Opening talk: György Konrád