Events by Month

July 1, 2019 Soviet Modernism On July 1, at 6.30 pm, we invite you to the book presentation by Oleksiy Bykov and Ievgeniia Gubkina "Soviet Modernism. Brutalism. Post-Modernism. Buildings and Structures in Ukraine1955-1991" (Osnovy Publishing, 2019). The book is an attempt to actualize Soviet Modernism within the public and academic discourse of Ukraine. Read more
November 17, 2019 Phototecture of Modernism Until November 17, the exhibition "Phototecture of Modernism" continues. It combines within one display different experiences of perceiving architectural objects by eight different authors with different professional identities related to architecture, culture, journalism, theater, photography, a.o. The objects for reflections are project designs by the family of architects Anatoliy and Muza Konsulows who used to work in Lviv after the Second World War. Read more
July 3, 2019 Stalinism 7 Days a Week On July 3, at 6.30 pm, we invite you to the presentation of Serhiy Yekelchyk on political life of postwar Kyiv, and about how the exemplary Stalin-time citizens had to behave within the public space of a big city, and how the state forced them into participating in demonstrations, and into voting for pro-government candidates, etc. Read more
July 6, 2019 Wars, Violence, and Revolutions in Ukraine (1914–1923) From July 4 to July 6, a symposium is taking place intending to trace how a multidimensional pan-European crisis manifested itself on the territory of present-day Ukraine. The symposium will cover events of 1914/1923 through the lens of the individual, regional, national, transnational, and global perspectives. Read more
July 6, 2019 Who Controls the Past? On July 6, at 4 pm, there will be the round table on how and who shapes our perceptions on the past, and on the new roles of academic historians in promoting historical knowledge. Another topic will include the meaning of being public historians of war, violence, and revolution, as well as the impact of new media on shaping and perception of history. Read more
July 10, 2019 Modernism. Author is in the Detail On July 10, at 6.30 pm, we invite you to the first talk at the exhibition "Phototecture of Modernism". During the talk with Kateryna Konsulova and Anastasiya Demyanyk, the authors of some pieces that have become part of exhibition solutions, and with the researcher of architecture Olha Zarechniuk, we shall discuss a personality of an architect hiding in the details of his/her objects. Read more
July 16, 2019 Tourist Gaze: Cultural Heritage of Lviv On July 16, at 4 pm, we invite you to the Urban Seminar by Anna Chebotariova presenting findings of the online survey of Lviv visitors and their perception of cultural heritage. Also, we shall focus on peculiarities of the methodology for surveying tourists, the pros and cons of online polls, and challenges related to (non)representative data obtained. Read more
July 16, 2019 Form of Preservation In November, in the Living Room Café and the conference room of the Center, you can see the exhibition "Form of Preservation." The presented photos by Tanas Nykyforuk and Serhiy Bratkovsky document gratings – not only as a tool for physical protection but also as a means to cultivate and preserve one’s identity. Read more
July 16, 2019 Tourist Gaze Urban Seminar by Anna Chebotariova on Cultural Heritage of Lviv as Viewed by Visitors Read more
July 22, 2019 How to Talk About the War? On July 22, at 5.30 pm, at the Lviv Tourism Office, there will be a presentation of materials for tour guides on telling about the Second World War in Lviv. The materials consist of five blocks: Soviet occupation, collaboration, Holocaust topography, response of Lvivians to the Holocaust, and the end of war. Read more
July 23, 2019 Residential Architecture Urban Seminar by Kateryna Malaia on Constructing Residential Architecture in the Late Soviet Union Read more
July 24, 2019 How to Perceive and Recognize On July 24, at 6.30 pm, Dinara Satbayeva will deliver a lecture on Soviet Modernism in Kazakhstan, its role in modern culture, and challenges faced in its preservation and re-usage. Read more