Joining the worldwide discussion on the meaning and continuity of post-socialist transformations more than 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this seminar explores the vulnerable state of modernist heritage in former socialist countries confronted with national memory politics and market forces. At the same time, the seminar seeks to transgress colonial interpretations of “Eastern Europe” and aims to discover empowering artistic practices and strong cultural actors of the region who seek to oppose the disappearance of modernist heritage. By doing so the seminar seeks to examine the negotiation of heritage as a per se multidisciplinary endeavor and invites students of different disciplines to search for, and to develop new ways of cooperation to secure the future of architectural icons.
The seminar will be held online. It will comprise individual and group work as well as input talks from researchers, artists, and activists who are critically engaged in rethinking modernist heritage within the post-socialist context.
Please also register for the seminar in Moodle. If you have any questions, please contact Galyna Sukhomud via firstname.lastname@example.org.