We launched 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 learned about it from the lecture by Natalia Mysak "Dynamic Cityscape of Sykhiv." 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.
"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."