Speech of Kees van Ruyven at the Opening of the School
Tour around Novyi Lviv by Yuliya Bohdanova
Meeting with Local Citizens, Architects and Officials
Sharing first Impressions after the Tour around Novyi Lviv
Work Group
Presentation of the School Work Results

International Architecture Summer School "Novyi Lviv"

Place: Center for Urban History. Lviv, Ukraine
Dates: August 22-30, 2015

Novyi Lviv International Architecture Summer School, organized by Center for Urban History and the Moscow School of Architecture (MARCH) was a part of the project "Modernism. Future Continuous."

The participants of the school studied the district New Lviv, in particular the 1920-1930s modernist buildings and residential development of the second half of the twentieth century.

Within four laboratories – "Space," "Sociology," "Heritage," and "Interventions" – school participants looked at the history of the development of Novyi Lviv, analyzed its spatial and social structure, and searched for opportunities to implement simple and fast projects that can provide visible results in the short term. The result of the school’s activity was a project for the restoration and sustainable development of Novyi Lviv.

The teachers of the school were experts in the fields of urban planning and research:
Kees van Rayven ("Kees van Ruyven Stadsontwikkeling", Amsterdam), Kateryna Honcharova ("UkrNDIproektrestavratsiya", Kyiv), Iryna Sklokina (Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv), Dmytro Kokorin (King's College London, Russia Institute, London), Natalia Otrischenko (Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv, Institute of Sociology of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv), Toralf Weise (Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung, Baden-Baden; Construction Industry Support Fund, Kyiv), Nadia Nilina (Moscow School of Architecture (MARCH)), Yaroslav Kovalchuk (Moscow School of Architecture (MARCH), Head of workshop in NDiPI General Plan of Moscow, Moscow), Annette Mattieson ("Gemeente Barendrecht", Rotterdam), Mary Sievers (Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture; Construction Industry Support Fund, Kyiv).

The school ended with a lecture by the director of the Moscow School of Architecture (MARCH) Eugene Asse.

Experts of the School:

Yuliya Bohdanova, a researcher of Modernist Architecture, National University "Lvivska Politekhnika'
Yulian Chaplinskyy, chief architect of Lviv, cofounder at 'CHAPLINSKYY & Architects' company.

Chief coordinator of the summer school - Yevhenia Hubkina, an architect, researcher at the Center for Urban History, co-founder of the NGO Urban Forms Center. School coordinators - Oleh Nesterenko, head of the NGO Urban Forms Center,Maryana Kuzemska, director for communications program at the Institute of the City.

Organizers: Center for Urban History, MARCH Architectural School




The public part of the summer school was the educational project "Days of Modernism at City Hall: architecture, urban vision, heritage," during which school teachers gave lectures and participated in discussions. The main focus of the lecture program was modernism, seen from different perspectives - Western and Soviet, its earlier philosophical and aesthetic value ​​for cities and rethinking modernism in the modern city. Read more here.

The lecture program "Days of Modernism at City Hall" was very interesting to a wider audience. Visitors took an active part in discussions and debates on the modern city, urban planning, and open spaces.

The videos of the lectures are available through the link.