Contested Heritage: architecture, culture wars and contextualizing difficult pasts

What can be considered a contested heritage today? How do we place the heritage of postwar and post-Wall art and architecture within that context? What are the urgent questions to be asked when discussing such contested heritage sites in a post-2020 world in present day Europe? Should we place political labels on modernity and modernism? How is socialist modernity different from the capitalist one, or Eastern from Western modernity? Is there also a “black” modernity? A modernity of the Global South? Questions such as these are often controversial – the risk of the postcolonial spectre of the “Other” haunting us is always present, as is the peripheral encasement of our specific Balkan “otherness.”