Heritage Studies and Socialism – Call for Papers

The Marburg-based Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe expects lecture abstracts till 15 June for a conference organized in the topic of Socialist architecture and heritage. Call for Papers Heritage Studies and Socialism: Transnational Perspectives on Heritage in Eastern and Read More …

Redefining Cities in Post-Soviet Space – Call for Papers

The Leipzig-based Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) organizes an interesting conference in November 2016. They expect mostly young lecturers with topics connected to urban problems of the Post-Soviet region. Call for papers REDEFINING CITIES IN POST-SOVIET SPACE Venue: Leibniz Institute for Read More …

Nervi and his Hungarian followers

Interesting double exhibition in Budapest: alongside the ‘Pier Luigi Nervi – Architecture as Challenge’, the evolution of Hungarian concrete shell architecture is presented at the Budapest University of Technology and FUGA Architecture Center in April and May. The influential ferroconcrete Read More …

Architekturzentrum Wien: Soviet Modernism 1955 – 1991. Unknown Stories

The Architekturzentrum Wien writes architectural (hi)stories: ‘Soviet Modernism 1955 – 1991. Unknown Stories’ explores, for the first time comprehensively, the architecture of the non-Russian Soviet republics completed between the late 1950s and the end of the USSR in 1991. The Read More …

Igor Kovačević (Editor) – Urbanity: Twenty Years Later: Projects for Central European Capitals

Urbanity Twenty Years Later is a long term research project which is rediscovering Central European urban values. The project is regional aiming to find answers for the future of our cities as such. The first publication of the Urbanity project Read More …

Dritan Miço – When “Words Fall on Deaf Ears” An Outline of Albania’s Socialist Architecture

According to the Albanian philosopher and sociologist G. Bobi, the Albanians’ current sense of cultural identity is very well portrayed by Minkowski’s patients’ answers to the question “where are you?” One patient said he was “here”, while another one said Read More …