1991-2021: Thirty Years After – Urban Space in Transition after the Collapse of the USSR
Join another roundtable from the whole year series USSR30! This time with focus on the urban spaces of the former Soviet cities as affected by the collapse of the USSR in 1991.
The present panel suggests discussing urban spaces of the former Soviet cities as affected by the collapse of the USSR in 1991 from a variety of perspectives. We will map and analyse the traces of the socio-economic, cultural, and political processes that led to the 1991 events in the late Soviet urban landscapes and think on the consequences of those processes, which enhanced further urban transformations of the post-Soviet space in the past thirty years.
By employing the fields of architectural history, urban theory, literary, and film studies, we will analyse the contemporary urban spaces of the former Soviet cities that embraced the 30 years after the USSR as both the memory sites of those events and as the cultural landscapes that were affected by and responded to the collapse of the USSR.
- Vadim Bass, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, European University, St. Petersburg
- Olga Kazakova, Assistant Professor of Art History, School of History at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Cinemas of the Soviet Era in Post-Soviet Times. Between the Demolition and a Quest for New Contents
- Jan Levchenko, Professor of Cultural Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Presentation: Frozen vs Overcooked: Visions of Moscow in Post-Soviet Cinema
- Irina Seits, PhD in Aesthetics, Södertörn University, Stockholm. To Heal or to Heat the Past? Rediscovery of the Soviet and Recovery of the Pre-Soviet Architectural Heritage After the Collapse of the USSR
Moderator: Irina Seits
Depending on the situation and the current recommendations from the public health authorities, the session will be organised online via Zoom or in a hybrid format with a possibility of joining it online or on site.
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Meeting ID: 675 3779 5195