On August 17, 2017 at 7.00 pm, as a part of "Sykhiv by Night" public program Vlad Naumescu gave a lecture on "The Other Sykhiv: Religious Alternatives to a Modernist Vision."
The event took place at the "Intercity" trade center, 62a Chervona Kalyna Avenue. Free Entrance.
This talk reflected on the postsocialist
transformation of Sykhiv through a religious lens, inviting public reflection
on its salience in collective memory and urban landscape. Based on field
research done in 2003-2006 it observes Sykhiv’s metamorphosis from a typical
Soviet mass housing district into a marketplace of religions. In the
post-Soviet period religion reemerged into the public sphere becoming a major
reordering principle of urban space and life. This rapid pluralization
challenged the secular layout of the Soviet district and fragmented urban
landscape but it also created unique opportunities for its dwellers to imagine
alternative visions and inscribe them into the city.
Lecture hold in English with simultanous translation to Ukrainian. Entrance is free.
"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."