Collection Karin Pütt

Between the years 1983 and 2000 the architectural historian Karin Pütt has documented the traditional architecture of the villages of Northeastern Syria and the Euphrates Valley, resulting in nearly 5000 photographic images, created on a series of intensive research trips for her dissertation.

Her research provides an overview of the diversity of housing forms, of which the origins can be traced to the tent architecture of settling nomads, old cantilevered dome construction, and late Ottoman residential buildings.

The photo collection also highlights the use of these houses and the everyday life of their inhabitants. These unique, vanishing testimonies of material and immaterial culture are also the subject of several publications.

Karin Pütt has helped to build up the Syrian Heritage Archive since 2013.


Photo collection (selection)