PandemicSpace Nr.3

Historical influence of the pandemic on urban development_Cities and epidemics

Date: 23.06.2021/18- o'clock
Format: Digital, lecture
Moderation: Schauraum B
Meeting point: Schauraum B c/o Blaser Architekten AG, Austrasse 24, CH-4051 Basel
Meeting point:
Dr. sc. ETH Britta Hentschel
Dr. sc. ETH Britta Hentschel

Dr. sc. ETH Britta Hentschel

Architectural historian, university lecturer & monument conservator, University of Liechtenstein

Britta Hentschel studied art history, philosophy and church history in Munich, Rome and Bonn and completed her doctorate at ETH Zurich in 2009 with a thesis on the architect and urban planner Gaetano Koch (1849-1910), which was awarded the Theodor Fischer Prize of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich.

Britta Hentschel was a fellow of the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome, the international ETH graduate programme "Stadtformen. Conditions and Consequences" as well as a scientific member of the Istituto Svizzero in Rome and a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge/Massachusetts, USA. In addition to various teaching assignments, she held the Martin Graßnick Visiting Professorship for Architectural History at the TU Kaiserslautern in 2016/17. Since 2017, Britta Hentschel has been teaching the history of architecture, art and urban planning at the University of Liechtenstein and is active in Swiss heritage conservation.

As part of her habilitation project, she is focussing on the architectural history of poverty, illness and welfare.