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Ergebnisanzeige "The office as an interior (1880-1960)"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelThe office as an interior (1880-1960)
BeschreibungOctober 17 – 18 2013, Swiss Federal Archives, Archivstrasse 24, Berne


Today, employees can work anywhere where they have a laptop and access to WLAN. So the time is ripe for a history of the office: The conference «The office as an interior (1880-1960)» examines the emergence of a specialised yet universal space for administrative work at the end of the 19th century, and the social and cultural impact of that space.

Between the last decades of the 19th and the first decades of the 20th century, the administrative work-space was fundamentally transformed. In the course of the 19th century «for the first time the living-space became distinguished from the place of work». The living-space «constituted itself as the interior», of which the private citizen required «that it should maintain him in his illusions» (Benjamin 1969/1935). While in the last decades of the century domestic space was still often used for administrative work, a specialised room began to develop at the beginning of the 20th century. The office became the universe of both public and private enterprise administration. At the same time, «the real centre of gravity of the sphere of existence was displaced to the office». (Benjamin 1969/1935)

At this time, Taylorism hits (Taylor 1911) administrative work. The ideology of scientific management (Schulze 1913, Leffingwell 1918 and 1925, Galloway 1918, etc.) expanded to Europe, claiming to redesign space according to functional principles of rationalisation. However, the everyday practices of administrative work are at odds with the discourses of rationalisation, so that there is true simultaneity of non-simultaneousness: traditional offices exist next to offices decorated in a modern style, and small and medium-sized companies and public administrative bodies were still grappling with the postulates of rational office set-up in 1960.

The conference analyses the development of the office in order to analyse the interdependency between physical and social space, materiality and practices, strategies and tactics, structures and individuals. It addresses those figures, objects, practices, organisational forms and formats for knowl-edge that have given birth to and characterise the office as a space, and to analyse the interaction between the multiple factors which shape the set-up of offices: the material arrangements (light design, heat regulation, air quality, arrangement of furniture and machines, the movement of goods and people, etc.) as well as the immaterial apparatus (organisation of work, establishment of hierarchies, creating intimacy, regulations, representations etc.).

PROGRAMM

Thursday October 17 2013

09.15 – 09.30
Thomas Hengartner, Head of the Institute of Popular Culture Studies (IPK) – University of Zurich & Andreas Kellerhals, Director of the Swiss Federal Archives (SFA): Reception

09.30 – 10.00
Gianenrico Bernasconi (IPK) & Stefan Nellen (SFA): Introduction

Medium

10.00 – 10.30
Susanne Jany (Berlin/Harvard): Das Amt als Prozessarchitektur. Über die räumlichen Bedingungen postalischer Verwaltungsarbeit

10.30 – 11.00
Till A. Heilmann (Basel): Der Raum der Textverarbeitung. Aufstieg und Fall des typing pool

11.00 – 11.30: Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00
Klara Löffler (Vienna): Die Schublade. Zur Mehrdeutigkeit der dienstbaren Dinge

12.00 – 12.30
Tobias Pfeifer-Helke (Dresden): Kennerschaft und Interieur. Max Lehrs, Hans W. Singer und das Ideal einer graphischen Sammlung um 1900

12.30 – 13.00
Conclusion I: Medium

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

Representations

14.00 – 14.30
Sabine Biebl (Munich): «Wo wir sind, ist Büro». Das Büro in Literatur (und Film) zwischen 1840 bis 1931

14.30 – 15.00
Nicola Bishop (Lancaster): The Literary Office; or, «the muffled tragedy of a clerk’s life»

15.00 – 15.30
Lena Christolova (Konstanz): Ein Mann der Masse: Der Büroangestellte im Film «The Crowd» von King Vidor (USA 1928)

15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30
Hans-Georg von Arburg (Lausanne): Schreibraum Büro. Siegfried Kracauers Innenansichten der Moderne

16.30 – 17.00
Conclusion II: Representations

Keynote Lecture

17.00 – 18.00
Imma Forino (Milan): The office as an apparatus of control: interior design and furniture, 1880-1960


18.00 – 19.00
Literary aperitif: «Mit Robert Walser im Bureau». Stefan Suske (Bern/Graz) reads passages from Robert Walser’s work. Reading organized by the Robert Walser-Center, Berne


Friday October 18 2013

Interior architecture

09.00 – 09.30
Adriana Kapsreiter (Berlin): Bürosaal – Groβraumbüro – Bürolandschaft: «Die Arbeit unseres Körpers und das Werk unserer Hände». Versuch einer Büro-Raumtheorie mit Blick auf Hannah Arendts Vita activa

09.30 – 10.00
Christine Schnaithmann (Berlin): Maschine, Kirche, Organismus. Die Gestaltung von Büroarbeit in Wrights Larkin Administration Building

10.00 – 10.30
Vera Klewitz (Wiesbaden): «Dienstraum eines Stadtbaurats» – Eine Bürogestaltung in Osnabrück durch Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, 1927

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30
Andrés Avila (Bogotá): Architecture de bureaux à Bogota (1940-1960): l’influence et le rôle des agences d’architecture américaines

11.30 – 12.00
Bernd Kulawik (Zurich): Das Grossraumbüro und die kleine Kugel – Das USM Haller Möbelsystem vor dem Hintergrund der Stahlbausysteme und der Einführung des Grossraumbüros

12.00 – 12.30
Conclusion III: Interior architecture

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

Knowledge and control

13.30 – 14.00
Thierry Pillon (Rouen): Les bureaux en France de 1909 à 1939 : de l’hygiène au confort

14.00 – 14.30
Jens van de Maele (Ghent): «Vaste bureaux à cloisons vitrées, de manière à permettre un contrôle effectif». The government office in interwar Belgium

14.30 – 15.00
Conclusion IV: Knowledge and control

15.00 – 16.00
Delphine Gardey (Geneva): Concluding commentary



Dr. Gianenrico Bernasconi
SNF-Project «Raumkulturen des Büros (1880-1930)»
Institute of Popular Culture Studies
University of Zurich
Affolternstr. 56
CH-8050 Zurich
gianenrico.bernasconi@uzh.ch

Dr. des. Stefan Nellen
Swiss Federal Archives
Information Access Division
Historical Analysis Services
Archivstrasse 24
CH-3003 Berne
stefan.nellen@bar.admin.ch
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortBerne
Beginn17.10.2013
Ende18.10.2013
PersonName: Stefan Nellen 
Funktion: Head of the Historical Analysis Services 
E-Mail: stefan.nellen@bar.admin.ch 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Swiss Federal Archives 
Strasse/Postfach: Archivstrasse 24 
Postleitzahl: 3003 
Stadt: Berne 
E-Mail: stefan.nellen@bar.admin.ch 
Internetadresse: http://www.bar.admin.ch/aktuell/index.html?lang=de 
LandSchweiz
BenutzerführungDeutsch; Englisch
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte); Literatur 1880 - 1945; Literatur nach 1945; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Medien- u. Kommunikationsgeschichte (Hand-, Druckschrift, Film, Rundfunk, Computerspiel usw.); Motiv- u. Stoffgeschichte
Klassifikation00.00.00 ohne thematische Zuordnung
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