26. - 28. Juni 2013

Travel and Museum: Rethinking the Modern Experience

17th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality -
Vorträge am 26. und 28. Juni.

Are we not only amusing but also traveling ourselves to death? Has the modern tourist industry abolished travel as we know it and transformed our cities and landscapes into open air-museums that all look the same, with only minor differences? Did the post-modern leisure and tourist industry capture the good old state-sponsored institution of the museum turning it into a blockbuster world with fancy curated exhibitions we go to as a secular surregate for the holy pilgrimage? What is behind the ongoing process of a musealization of our world that seems to neglects the past? Are these changes in the world of travel and museums seismographs for our post-modern experience?

Ilija Trojanow, writer, traveller, collector of the worlds, and Martin Roth, director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, one of the largest collections in the world, will address these issues in their lectures.

Lectures will be followed by discussion and a

All lectures are held in English.

June 26, 2013
Social Science Research Center Berlin, Room 300

June 28, 2013
Jewish Museum Berlin, Altbau, Großer Saal, 2. floor