Open evening lecture, Wednesday the 2nd of December at 18.00 "The Shape of Communist Design" by Owen Hatherley
Architecture in the Soviet Bloc is usually considered to be a matter either of monumental pomposity or endless prefabricated blocks of flats, and damned accordingly. This talk will ask how this perception emerged, and discuss some of the projects - such as communal housing in Moscow, experiments in 'open form' in Warsaw, and postmodernism in East Berlin - that suggested different directions for a 'Communist architecture' from the stereotype, and that might have suggested entirely different ways of life altogether from both the 'west' and the 'east' in the cold war. In large auditorium. Welcome!
Pic attached, it's of the 1960s 'House of the New Way of Life' in Moscow.