About the project Modernism in Architecture (MIA)

👋 Hello, nice to meet you.

We are Frank Dietze and Norma Driske from Leipzig, Germany. Two friends with a passion for an architectural style called Modernism in architecture. A style that emerged in the interwar-period between the 1920s and 1940s.

Norma Driske Frank Dietze, Osthorizonte

For quite a while it had been the regular habit that Norma (being a programmer with almost no knowledge of architecture beyond that of software) kept asking Frank (being an art historian and professional tour leader with all the knowledge of architecture except that of software) about facts and contexts of places and modernist buildings we visited during our trips and walks. And Frank always had the good answers that Norma unfortunately couldn’t remember for long ;-)

So we came up with the idea to merge our skills and persist the knowledge of Frank in a medium Norma can build and that can be visited again and again...
MIA - modernism-in-architecture.org was born and we collect on this page our pics and knowledge for everyone out there who shares our passion for this interesting architectural period (and for those who have a memory lack like Norma).

MIA Supporters

Recently our friend Martina from Prague joined us as a photographer. We are also supported by our partners Christina and Falko, and other friends who donate some time shooting pics during their travels.

This web project is kept open source on GitHub. A huge thanks goes out to Kristin (Krissi) Fritsch for helping with tricky frontend tasks 🙌, to Elisa (Elli) Haubert with her always open ear for design questions and for layouting our first MIA postcard 😍 and to Sören Kirchner 🤗 who very patiently listens to Norma's (dev) issues and who created as well as pushes the idea of MIA mobile apps for iOS and Android.

And last but not least thanks to all the friendly people we meet during visiting MIA places who help and support us by sharing knowledge, opening doors and connecting us to other people.

MIA Contact

If you have questions, any additions, you know about some interesting places we should feature or just want to say hi, please get in touch. You find us on instagram too.

If you are interested in a guided tour to one of the MIA places, please contact Frank on osthorizonte.com. He is happy to visit them together with you.