Vortragsreihe: RESOZIALISIERUNG II – Zum Umgang mit einer ›Sozialistischen Moderne‹

Eine Vortragsreihe der Professur NB, Prof. Dr. Putz und des Lehrstuhl RKK, Prof. Dr. Danzl

Moldova, Chisinau | © Foto: BACU photo department, circa 2015

Guest: Dumitru Rusu (Bureau for Art and Urban Research)
Topic: Socialist Modernism in Central and Eastern Europe (1955‐1991)

Socialist architecture and more precisely the modernist tendencies of the 1955‐1991 period, as a concept, are becoming more and more popular in specialists’ circles. In our case, »Socialist Modernism« is a research platform created by the B.A.C.U. Association. It focuses on modernist trends from Central and Eastern Europe that are insufficiently explored in the broader context of global architecture.

Modernism in architecture first arose in Western European capitalist societies, following a series of essential principles such as »form follows function«, the use of mass produced materials, the adoption of industrial aesthetics, simplicity and form clarity, the elimination of unnecessary details, etc. In post‐war Eastern European socialist countries, on the other hand, modernist trends first influenced the professional sphere, and through that influence they were able to penetrate borders and the limits imposed by the Socialist ideology. In Central and Eastern Europe there are a number of important architectural monuments, mostly from 1955‐1991, representative of the post WWII identity of each country and expressing the aspirations of socialist architects. Examples include: the »Romanita« Collective Housing Building – Chisinau, the Buzludzha Memorial – Bulgaria, the Emilia Pavilion – Warsaw, etc.

The objective of the project is an interactive map that would display the most valuable examples of Socialist Modernist architecture from 1955 to 1991, such as buildings, neighborhoods, parks, recreation areas etc. An example of the map may be found on our site: http://socialistmodernism.com/. The interactive map is a community‐driven tool focused on increasing our database, as well as promoting awareness in order to preserve these buildings. Anyone who is passionate about this historical period is able to join our cause by supporting it on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, by posting with the #socialistmodernism hashtag. All important socialist modernist landmarks will be included on this platform, so they can be easily accessed by anyone interested in such vestiges.

In Fortsetzung der Vortragsreihe möchten wir uns im Frühjahr und Sommer wieder dem heutigen Umgang mit dem baulichen Erbe einer ›Sozialistischen Moderne‹ widmen. Unser Augenmerk liegt diesmal auf Bauwerken, die im Sinne eines Experiments neue typologische, konstruktive oder formale Wege beschritten haben, wobei wir zeitlich bis in die Zwischenkriegszeit zurückgreifen. Gerade das Experimentelle birgt heute besondere Herausforderungen für Erhaltung und Weiternutzung.

Die Vorträge und anschließenden Diskussionen beleuchten anhand ausgewählter Beispiele unterschiedliche Herangehensweisen und deren Folgen. Der Frage nach der Vereinbarkeit gemeinschaftlicher, sozialistischer Wohnvorstellungen und heutigen Ansprüchen gehen wir anhand von Wohnbauten in Russland, Deutschland, Polen, Rumänien sowie Moldawien nach.

When
15.06.2021, 18.30h

Where
via Zoom Webinar ID: 667 7157 8976

Information
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