From November 6 to 9, 2019, the poster session and exhibition "Olympic Follies" will be held as part of the international ICOMOS conference "The Modern Heritage of the Olympic Games. Historic Sports Sites between Conservation and Conversion" in the Vorhoelzer Forum of the TUM. The exhibition is organized by the ICOMOS AG2020, the TUM Professorship for Recent Building Heritage Conservation and the TUM Chair of Conservation-Restoration, Art Technology and Conservation Science.

The modern Olympic Games have to be seen as a cultural and historical legacy of the 20th century of global significance. As a gathering of the youth of the world, the Olympics did not only promote modern sport, athletic competition and spectacle, but also the idea of international understanding, confraternity, joy, and, most of all, peace. Still, the Games instrumental and commercial implications add an ambivalent notion to these noble goals. On November 7 and 8, 2019, the international ICOMOS Conference will discuss the material and immaterial legacy of the modern Olympic Games in Munich, the place of the Olympics of 1972.

The cultural and historic value of the former sites of the Olympic Games is without doubt. Most of the sites are recognized and protected as historic ensembles or individual monuments. However, the Olympics are not to be reduced to the famous stadiums, sports facilities, Olympic villages and parks. The events led to the construction and installation of numerous buildings, art works and infrastructures, which changed the appearance and workings of the respective guest cities, but are hardly appreciated as integral and original part of the Olympic heritage today. We think it is worth to direct attention to these smaller and less known objects and to assess them as part of the broader historic context as well as individual cultural accomplishments. What happened with these objects specifically after the games where closed? What potential do they bear to tell a more detailed, more complex or altogether different story of the modern Olympic Games than the wellknown iconic big buildings? In which way should we treat these objects as we are embracing our heritage? And what, by extension, could be our role as the emerging generation of care-takers in regard to the legacy of the late 20th century generally?

These and other questions will be discussed at the poster session and exhibition "Olympic follies" on student posters, on posters by emerging professionals and on the basis of selected other exhibits. During the public session of the ICOMOS.DE Annual General Meeting from 1 to 5 pm on November 9, 2019, at the Vorhoelzer Forum, some poster authors will be present to discuss the content of their posters.

(Weight)lifting the Olympic Heritage - The „White Elephants“ of Athens 2004 (Korinna Zinovia Weber and Margarita Agriantoni)

A Westphalian Ufo - The 1972 Olympische Basketballhalle as a stage  (Mathias Horstmann)

The "Old Jahn Stadium" in Regensburg - A lost piece of Olympic history (Cornelia Gmeiner, Jonas Lengenfeld und Katharina Schaller)

Bahnhof München Olympiastadion - Approach to a subsequent use - "Olympiamuseum" (Johann Buske and Robert Mitzenheim)

Scheidplatz - Olympic underground station Munich 1972 (Hannah Göbel)

Ticket booths in the Munich Olympic Park (Pietro Sircana, Lucrezia Rodriguez, Lisa Schröter, Livia Calcagni, Jana Calatrava, Concetta Maria Casagrande, Beatrice Brinchi Giusti, Chiara Saccomanno, Mu-Yen Lee and Jesse Han)
with original models of the kiosks and ticket booths

Sit-in! - Sitting in the Olympic Park (Veronika Mayr)
with original seating furniture of the Olympic Games 1972

The color palette of the Munich Olympic Games 1972 - From concept to materials (Dr. Clarimma Sessa)

in cooperation with
ICOMOS Deutschland, AG 2020
with special thanks for the exhibition objects to
Jourdan & Müller Steinhauser – Projektgruppe Architektur und Städtebau GmbH
SWM Stadtwerke München and Olympiapark GmbH

November 6 - 9, 2019
on 6 November starting at 1 pm, otherwise 9 am to 8 pm
(Opening hours of the Café in the Vorhoelzer Forum)
Saturday, November 9, 2019: Public session of the ICOMOS.DE Annual General Meeting from 1 to 5 pm in the Vorhoelzer Forum

Technical University of Munich,
Arcisstr. 21, institute building,
Room 5170, Vorhoelzer Forum, 5th floor