On February 15, at 6.30 pm the lecture by Vladimir Shlapeta "Expecting (from) Architecture: Modernist Projects in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1939".
state - just one hundred years ago -with advanced technology after the WWI
, became in early twentieth one of
leading countries of functionalist architecture. Inspired by Cubism, Bauhaus,
Soviet Constructivism, Dutch De Stijl movement and Le Corbusier, Czech
architects produced buildings that demonstrate modern and liberal spirit of
democratic Czechoslovakia. Avant-guard activities in Prague and Brno as well as
industrial city planning in Zlín contributed profoundly to the development
of functionalism in Europe.
The lecture was moderated by Lina Degtiaryova. Lina researches the architecture of modernism, particularly in Uzhgorod.
The lecture was in English, with simultaneous interpretation provided.
is a Czech architect, architecture
historian, professor. After his graduation from the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT)
he started working as an architect in Ostrava. In 1973-1991, he was chief of department for architecture at
National Technical Museum in Prague. In 1991-1997
in 2003-2006, he was dean of the Architecture Faculty at
Czech Technical University. In 2006-2010, he was dean of the Architecture Faculty at
Brno Technical University (VUT),
home faculty until present. He was a guest lecturer in Berlin Technical University, Vienna
Technical University, Ljubljana University. He is an honorable member of
American Institute of Architects
Association of Architects (BDA),
Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
He is author of many publications on 20th
century architecture, contemporary architecture, and urban studies.