Lecture ‘Berliner Jugendstil’ by Heike Johenning [Dec.16.2023]

Poster design by Sonja Zagermann.

Lecture ‘Berliner Jugendstil’ by Heike Johenning 
at Galerie Met
Galerie Met x Berlin Slowtour x SCAA


At Saturday December.16.2023 11:00-12:15, we will host a lecture with our partner SCAA (Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Architects and Artists) for the new architecture book by Berlin-based author Heike Johenning ‘Fassadendämmerung: Berliner Jugendstil‘, which is published by the independent publisher ammian in Berlin. Heike Johenning will be at the gallery to give the lecture and we will also broadcast it online via Zoom at the same time for these who can not join physcically. Look forward to seeing you soon at the gallery or online!

About the book ‘Fassadendämmerung: Berliner Jugendstil
With Jugendstil (Art Nouveau), a new architectural style broke the ground in Berlin at the beginning of the new 20th century. Prussian historicism gives way to a new aesthetic: facades adorned with colored plant ornamentation, rounded bays, and mythical faces emerge in the cityscape. For a brief period, the facades flourish before many of them vanish due to war and de-stuccoing. Explore more than 70 preserved buildings that are typical of Berlin’s Art Nouveau. The book is complemented by two walks inviting you on a journey into an era Julius Meier-Graefe referred to as the “dawn of modernity.”

About the author Heike Johenning
Born in 1968, she studied Slavic and Romance languages in Munich, Paris, and Moscow, completing her degree at the Languages and Interpreting Institute in Munich. Since 1996, she has worked freelance as an author and translator. She has written numerous travel and architecture guides (about St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Tbilisi, Baku). Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) is the focal point in all her books.


Date & Time:
 Saturday, 16.12.2023, 11:00-12:15 (CET)
 At Galerie Met in Berlin and also broadcast online via Zoom
Address: Mariannenstrasse 33, 10999 Berlin
Online via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86791986157?pwd=1e7PaRkrwY9mtKOF6X9E80naacqBQB.1
Meeting ID: 867 9198 6157
Passcode: 575307

Heike Johenning, Author and Jugendstil expert
Ruizhe Liang, SCAA board member, Founder / Director of Galerie Met
Rui Fang, Founder of Berlin Slowtour


11:00 – 11:05h Ruizhe Liang – Introduction of the gallery
11:05 – 11:50h Heike Johenning – Talk about Jugendstil in Berlin
11:50 – 12:10h Open discussion
12:10 – 12:15h Rui Fang – Introduction of the Berlin Slowtour

Language: German
Cost: Free


More information:
Information of Heike Johenning
Information of Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Architects and Artists (SCAA)