In the project After Socialist Modernism, we examine how ideas of urban planners and architects of the last decade of the USSR have shaped and continue to shape the city we are inhabiting today. This online platform showcases the architecture and planning projects of the 1980s, functions as an archive of public events, conferences and publications.
We select projects that accentuate the most interesting accomplishments of the time, present radical and extraordinary approaches to the built environment, landscape, and historical heritage. Via the new processes of planning and construction that have taken ground at that time, we trace the continuities and ruptures in the professional sphere. And by expanding the discussion towards adjoining disciplines such as art, history, and social sciences we aim to broaden our contemporary understanding of urban history and its possible futures. About project →