Siefried Giedion & the Humanisation of the City

As part of the excellent seminar The Humanization of the City under the direction of Prof. Kerstin Renz, I wanted to seize the opportunity to read eventually Sigfried Giedion’s opus magnum ‘Space, Time, Architecture’. Even if I couldn’t manage to finish the book until a year later, I was able to lay the foundations in that seminar. In the related paper I presented a source-critical study on the so-called ‘humane city‘ by researching the origins of this concept in the transnational debate of the CIAM-protagonists.

→ Full text (in German): paper Sigfried Giedion and the humanization of the city


Seminar: Die Humanisierung der Stadt at ifag (department of architecture history)

Lecturer: PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Kerstin Renz M.A.

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