Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW)
Dr. Monika Platzer studied art history at the University of Vienna. She is a curator at the Architekturzentrum Wien and heads its collections department. International curatorial activity at leading institutions such as the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and the Getty Research Institute (GRI). Her exhibitions include: Cold War and Architecture. Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945.; ‘Vienna. The Pearl of the Reich.’ Planning for Hitler; a_show: Austrian Architecture in the 20th and 21st Centuries; Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky; Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe 1890–1937; and Kinetism. Vienna Discovers the Avant-Garde. Monika Platzer is editor of icamprint, the journal of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums. In 2014, she was visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. Her current research focuses on transnational architectural history which was the subject of her latest publication on ‘Cold War and Architecture. The Competing Forces that Reshaped Austria after 1945. ’ by Park Books in 2019.