Mediation of architecture and monument preservation, Exhibitions, museums, and monuments, Postwar architecture and nation building in Germany and Israel, Architectural psychology and perceptual aesthetics, Historiographical and biographical research, Architectural history as conflict history, Heritage of minorities
Regine Hess is Senior Researcher at the Chair Construction Heritage and Preservation at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich. Previously, she was Senior Researcher at the Chair of Architectural History and Curatorial Practice at the Technical University of Munich and curator at the Architecture Museum of TUM and Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe.
Hess studied art history and medieval and modern history at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Since her doctoral thesis on historical research on emotions and contemporary architecture, her research work is concerned with topics in the history of architecture from the 18th to the 21st century and their mediation.
At the Chair Construction Heritage and Preservation, she is, together with Silke Langenberg and other members of the team, responsible for the project “A Future for whose Past? The Heritage of Minorities, Fringe Groups and People without a Lobby” for the 50th anniversary of the European Architectural Heritage Year 1975. She is also active in teaching. At the Technical University of Munich, she is a habilitation candidate, working on a research project on the history of building exhibitions in Germany. Hess is a member of the editorial board of kritische berichte, Journal of Art and Cultural Studies.