Architecture at Work: Institutional Landscapes of Socialist Design and Construction

Architecture at Work: Institutional Landscapes of Socialist Design and Construction

Veranstalter
Oxana Gourinovitch (RWTH Aachen University), Ksenia Litvinenko (The University of Manchester), Jenny Price (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
Veranstaltungsort
Marienstraße 13c
Gefördert durch
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – project number 502254857
PLZ
99423
Ort
Weimar
Land
Deutschland
Vom - Bis
14.09.2022 - 16.09.2022
Deadline
07.09.2022
Von
Ksenia Litvinenko, Manchester Architecture Research Group (MARG), The University of Manchester

The workshop will feature papers by architectural historians, curators and practitioners discussing institutional histories of architectural work in various state socialist contexts. Registration for online and in-person participation is now open.

Architecture at Work: Institutional Landscapes of Socialist Design and Construction

The last decade saw a rapid influx of histories on architectural production and urban development in the post-WWII state socialist world. Researchers have documented how city planning and mass housing programmes in individual countries helped to forge diverse and often competing projects of socialist modernity. Others expanded their scope beyond Eastern Europe and argued, within the broader geopolitical contexts of the Cold War and decolonisation, that mobilities of architectural expertise, technology, and resources mediated the expansion of the state socialist interests in the Global South. Meanwhile, one crucial area remains largely under-researched: the organisation and management of architectural production and labour within and across the socialist world.

The workshop invites an international team of architectural historians, curators and practitioners to address this gap. Among other themes, the papers will focus on the diverse institutional structures, hierarchies and networks underpinning international and inter-regional knowledge transfers, design, construction, heritage preservation and destruction, as well as relationships between architectural workers and power brokers in and between the state socialist countries in Central/Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Asia. Modes of architectural production beyond or subversive to the established hierarchies or in liminal spaces of official institutional landscapes are also of particular interest.

For online or in-person participation, please, register here by the 7th of September 2022: https://www.uni-weimar.de/de/universitaet/struktur/wissenschaftliche-einrichtungen/ihz/veranstaltungen/architecture-at-work/.

The Zoom link will be sent to online participants one week before the start of the event.

Programm

DAY 1: Wednesday 14 September 2022

17.00-17.15 Registration

17.15-17.45 Welcome and Introduction

18.00-19.30 Keynote Lecture by Vladimir Paperny “How I Was a Designer”

DAY 2: Thursday 15 September 2022

09.00-09.15 Introduction and Day Overview

09.15-11.15 Morning Parallel Sessions

Session I Knowledge Exchanges
09.15-09.30 Christina E. Crawford & Claire Zimmerman
Detroit-Moscow-Detroit: Exploring the Prehistory of Socialist Architectural Exchange
09.30-09.45 Yichi Zhang
Forming the Lingnan Architectural School: Adopting German Modernism in Socialist China
09.45-10.00 Yan Geng
“Silk Curtain” A Journey of German Architects to China in 1957
10.00-10.15 Michael Brinley
Soviet Icons: Materiality, Expert Knowledge, and the Social Pact in Soviet City Planning Documents in the 1960-70s
10.15-11.15 Q&A and Discussion
Session Chair: Ksenia Litvinenko

Session II Spaces of Interaction
09.15-09.30 Aliaksandr Shuba
The Working Group “History of Town Planning and Constructing in Historical Cities” and the Alfred Toepfer Foundation with its Herder Prize as the Triggers of Architectural Contacts between the West and East
09.30-09.45 Anna Kats
Design Professionals Across Three Worlds: Union Internationale des Architectes and Socialist Architects’ Unions, 1948‐1981
09.45-10.00 Ye Liu
The Tropical Odyssey: Chinese Socialist Building System in Tension
10.00-10.15 Boris Chukhovich
Made-in-Moscow-National-Style: How institutional struggles shaped the “oriental modernism” of Tashkent in the 1960s and 1980s
10.15-11.15 Q&A and Discussion
Session Chair: Kirsten Angermann

11.15-13.00 Lunch Break

13.00-15.00 Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session III Institutional Histories
13.00-13.15 Stefanie Brünenberg & Sophie Stackmann
Architects at Work: Processes of work and negotiation within and outside of architecture collectives in the GDR
13.15-13.30 Nini Palavandishvili
The paradox of success, the story of a building. Former Administrative Building of the Ministry of Automobile Roads of Georgia, 1975. Currently Bank of Georgia Headquarters.
13.30-13.45 Ljudmila Djukic Institutional Fabric of Socialist Urban Planning and Construction in Serbia and Former Yugoslavia
13.45-14.00 Lucia Mlynčeková Evolution and transformation of state projection and construction companies
14.00-15.00 Q&A and Discussion
Session Chair: Liliana Iuga

Session IV Experiment and Innovation
13.00-13.15 Nikolai Erofeev Manufacturing khrushchevki: reconstructing experimental design practices
13.15-13.30 Frida Pashako
Manifesto of Albanian socialist architecture: a building and an apartment
13.30-13.45 Jannik Noeske
From Plans to Networks? Information Technology in GDR Urban Planning
13.45-14.00 Daria Bocharnikova
Institutions of Socialist Modern: Organising Housing Research and Experimental Design in the Soviet Union
14.00-15.00 Q&A and Discussion
Session Chair: Ksenia Litvinenko

DAY 3: Friday 16 September 2022

09.00-09.15 Introduction and Day Overview

09.15-11.15 Morning Parallel Sessions

Session V DIY and Cooperatives
9.15-9.30 Jérôme Bazin
Self-made buildings in the socialist institutional landscape
9.30-9.45 Matas Šiupšinskas
Substitute for a summer house. Collective garden house architecture in Soviet Lithuania
9.45-10.00 Marija Drėmaite
Co-operative Housing as a Field of Semi-private Architectural Experimentation in Lithuania, 1960s–1980s
10.00-10.15 Antje Kirsch
The cooperative “Kunst am Bau” and the synthesis of architecture and visual art
10.15-11.15 Q&A and Discussion
Session Chair: Jenny Price

Session VI Heritage Preservation and Destruction
9.15-9.30 Rugile Rozene
To Demolish in Order to Construct. Soviet Urban Plans and Their Implementation in Historic Settlements
9.30-9.45 Helka Dzsacsovszki
The Third ICOMOS General Assembly in Budapest
9.45-10.00 Liliana Iuga
Claiming a Place for Heritage: Institutional (Re-) Organisations of the Department for Historical Monuments in Socialist Romania
10.00-10.15 Nadezhda Beliakova & Vera Kliueva
Grassroots initiatives for the preservation of cultural heritage in the late USSR: a case of student restoration teams
10.15-11.15 Q&A and Discussion
Session Chair: Carola Neugebauer

11.15-13.00 Lunch Break

13.00-15.00 Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Session VII Centres and Peripheries
13.00-13.15 Zayra Badillo Castro
The Uzbek Ideological Project of the 1960s and the Tashkent Institute of Experimental Design
13.15-13.30 Zhenya Molyar
Experimental ceramic laboratory of Nina Fedorova: rethinking Ukrainian folk art for Soviet architecture
13.30-13.45 Benjamin Eckel
The Path of a female Architect in the GDR - In Conversation with Sigrid Schaller
13.45-14.00 Katya Ruskevich
Republican Artistic Funds as a regulating body for the public art production
14.00-15.00 Q&A and Discussion
Session Chair: Oxana Gourinovitch

Session VIII Self-management and Participation
13.00-13.15 Lea Nienhoff
Welding oil tanks, building the future pulse of the city: A short history of the Workers’ politics in constructing Schwedt/Oder
13.15-13.30 Tamara Bjažić Klarin
Constructing self-managing socialism – the case of the Zagreb-based company “Tempo “
13.30-13.45 Constanze Kummer
Variable housing: A participatory planning approach to prefabricated housing in the GDR
13.45-14.45 Q&A and Discussion
Session Chair: Aliaksandr Shuba

15.00-16.00 Concluding Remarks

17.00-18.30 Keynote Lecture by Alla Vronskaya
“Towards a Gender Anthropology of Architectural Work”

18.30 End of Workshop

Kontakt

cfp@architectureatwork.de

https://www.uni-weimar.de/projekte/architecture-at-work/?fbclid=IwAR25516LV_QM9g3F88LEHoUJFyszDVueaeSgBkFMIvdEG9u7VoV5mQ07M00
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