Tobias Boes University of Notre Dame

Tobias Boes

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The photo that I have chosen to anchor my site shows the Kongresshalle in Berlin.  Built between 1956 and 1958 by the American architect Hugh Stubbins, this convention center is home to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, an organization dedicated to bring international contemporary art and culture, especially of non-Western nations, to Germany’s capital.  As a gift to the city of Berlin by the American people, the building represents the spirit of intercultural exchange from which I profited when I was growing up, and which I now try to extend to my own students.