Events - 06.06.2011 - 00:00 

A debate on the city’s architecture

How is St.Gallen developing in architectural terms? HSG sociologist Monika Kritzmöller and publicist Peter Röllin will be discussing this issue in St.Gallen’s "Kaffeehaus" on 10 June at 8 p.m. Admission is free.


7 June 2011. In a debate with Kaffeehaus owner Gallus Hufenus in Linsebühlstrasse 77, HSG lecturer Monika Kritzmöller and cultural sciencist Markus Röllin will discuss the causes and consequences of urbanisation and the urban sprawl in the St.Gallen region. In their discussion the guests will focus on the city’s inner life and on residence types and characters. Jugendstil and the situation of St.Gallen’s market square will also be talking points. The Kaffeehaus, which was opened in 2010 in the old Linsebühl Post Office of 1898, will provide the discussion with a suitable architectural ambience.

Effects of Jugendstil

St.Gallen experienced a heyday with the aesthetic formal language of Jugendstil. The sociologist Monika Kritzmöller will be examining how the ideas of that epoch still have a creative and social impact on the region. Dr. Kritzmöller is a habilitated lecturer at the University of St.Gallen. In her research and consultancy institute, Trends und Positionen, she explores issues such as the connections between types of residence and lifestyle. In a HSG public lecture series in the 2010 Spring Semester, she traced “Thought buildings and living space (dreams)”.

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