Architecture as a human narrative | Barbara Stehle | TEDxFultonStreet

The transformation of a Cambodian school into a torture chamber and outpost of the Khmer Rouge reveals the durability of human spirit and the emotional signals we communicate via architecture. Dr. Stehle explores the roles of “Places of Unbearable Memories”, including the 9/11 memorial and the instruments of the Holocaust, in terms of how they bear physical witness to the events that took place in their confines.

Dr. Barbara Stehle is an independent curator and art advisor who has worked for several museums in Europe and the United States, including the Centre Georges Pompidou and The Zurich Kunsthaus. She has written extensively on modern art, contemporary art and architecture and has also published a seminal thesis on the work of Max Beckmann. Stehle teaches at New York University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Beyond academia, Stehle brings her sophisticated expertise and analytical sense to advising collectors and working with contemporary artists.

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