Postmodern architectural freeze – teaching chronologies or histories of ideas
About the method
Images from history of photography, film, camera development, television, movable print, or any other discipline which is taught at universities, are usually encountered in books or projected during lectures. Therefore, students encounter them once or few times during their studies. When permanently exhibited as a frieze in a faculty building (in halls, in classrooms, in library, in studios), these images are encountered daily. Not only students become more aware of the history of the discipline they are studying, but they can everyday perceive their own position in relation to that history. They can feel they have a rightful place in the history of film, or television, or whichever is their chosen profession. This frieze has been part of the building for almost 50 years, which makes it part of many generations’ student and professional life.