Events by Day

Dynamic Sykhiv
14 August 2017

We launch a series of public events "Sykhiv By Night" with the talk about the birth of this district first in the minds of architects and later within the space of Lviv. You will learn about it from the lecture by Natalia Mysak "Dynamic Cityscape of Sykhiv." Welcome on August, 14, 2017, at 7 p.m. to the Center for Urban History (vul. Bohomoltsia, 6). Here, next to the terminal stop of the tram No 8 that now connects Sykhiv with the city center, we start our trip.

The residential area of Sykhiv is the largest centrally planned district of Lviv that started developing after active post-war industrialization. The planning ideas of working population with the clear-cut structure, a system of public services, and recreation areas designed by Lviv architects in the 1960-70s were not fully implemented. That is why Sykhiv is in the process of active transformation and keeps acquiring new functions and meanings. At the presentation, we shall be re-interpreting the space of the neighbourhood and its perception within the city structure when contexts change.

Natalia Mysak – is anarchitect, researcher at the Center for Urban History, she studies the development of identity of mass housing of late modernism as illustrated by residential facilities in Lviv and Malmo (affiliated in "Lviv Polytechnics" National University"). She had her internship at Vienna University (2013) and Malmo University (Urban Studies, 2015-2016). She took part in the projects of participatory design of open spaces in Lviv, some of which as part of Group 109.



"Sykhiv By Night" is an open public program for broad audiences. It is related to other two projects of the Center for Urban History: the summer school "Sykhiv: Spaces, Memories, Practices" and a research project "Planned and Experienced: Planned Districts in Late Socialism and Beyond."