28 November 2019, 6pm – 7.30pm

Room 106, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Sq, London WC1H 0PD

Book Tickets (Free)

Otto H. Koenigsberger (1908–1999) was a German émigré architect who worked as the state architect in princely Mysore in British India in the 1940s. Upon emigration to London in 1951, he subsequently became an educator of Tropical Architecture (1954–1971) at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

This presentation by Vandana Baweja (University of Florida) examines how Koenigsberger’s career can illuminate “global” as a paradigm in modernist historiography.



Vandana Baweja is an associate professor in the School of Architecture and the Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment Program in the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. She is the book reviews editor for Arris: The Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vandana’s areas of research include global histories of Tropical Architecture and Sustainable Architecture, and global paradigms of architecture and urbanism as represented through film and photography.