City Development and Society
June 26, 2018
On June 26, 2018, at 4 pm, welcome to the Urban Workshop with Dr. Alexandr Lupienko "City Development and Society. Perception and Assessment of the Architecture of Lviv in 1848-1914."

The focus of the presentation will be on Lviv debate on the architecture of the city that criticized both old architecture and Austrian period developments, and architecture of the autonomy period. The image of the architecture of the city found its expression in official documents, and also in letters of the Union of Conservation Experts of East Galicia (Gronо Konserwatorów Galicji Wschodniej), and also in media (technical and daily), in guide books of Lviv, and in memories of the citizens. Dr. Lupienko will use selected examples to illustrate how sources, primarily in the Polish language, were assessing old and new architecture, whether they attributed some national features to it, and how they treated historicism, and also how they tried to search for architectural identity of the city in the late 19th century.

Dr. Alexandr Lupienko – a historian at the T. Meintofl Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He graduated with the degree in history and architecture, and presented his doctoral thesis at the Institute of History under the supervision of prof. Maciej Janowski. Key research interests include urban space of the 19th century, both public and private, especially at the cross-section between social history, history of ideas, and history of architecture of the 19th century. He is author of the books "Profit Houses of Warsaw (1864-1914)" and "Public Space of Warsaw in the 1st half of the 19th century." He was organizer of a series of conferences "Architecture in the City, Architecture for the City" taking place in Warsaw.

The event has a format of a workshop, with the guest researchers to discuss academic projects and research works on different stages of progress, and of the completed projects prepared for print.

Participation in the Urban Seminar implies reading and discussing the researcher’s text. If you wish to join the workshop, please, send an email to Iryna Sklokina ( to receive the materials in advance.