Phototecture of Modernism
July 20-21, October 19, 2018
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Workshop participants include architects, photographers, sociologists, artists, critics, and journalists. They will work on their own projects on the architecture of Soviet modernism in Lviv.
Architectural photography is one of the forms of a dialogue between the architect’s ideas, a photographer’s vision, and the viewer’s perception. The process of photographing, the same as its result, enables to understand the architectural environment in other way than when directly interacting with it.
The workshop will focus on the ways of telling stories about architecture and problematizing it through photography, and on technical peculiarities of this process.
The workshop will be focused on the legacy of architects Anatolij Konsulov and Muza Konsulova in Lviv. Their projects are prominent samples of postwar architecture that remain understudied and underestimated until today. Drawings, sketches, and photos from the private archives of the couple of architects are currently digitalizing by an architect Kateryna Konsulova, as part of the Urban Media Archive project of the Center for Urban History, and will be available for participants of the workshop in order to trace the post-war architectural process in Lviv.
The workshop is an attempt to broaden the discussion on the significance of late modernism as heritage and as a living environment. The participants will work on their own projects and contribute to actualization of the theme of modernist architecture of the second half of the 20th century in Lviv via photography.
The workshop includes 2 modules. Module One took place on July, 20-21, and Module Two is planned for October, 19, 2018. During the modules, participants will work together on the ideas of photo projects, have discussions and group presentations. In between the module blocks, they are expected to work individually in the city space. In October and in November, joint exhibition should be prepared by the curators with possible engagemnet of the participants. The workshop is also the first step towards cooperation with photographers as part of the "Lviv Interactive" project.
Participation requirements include attendance of the 2 modules, and work on an individual project in Lviv. Participation is free of charge.
For more details, please, contact Taras Nazaruk, coordinator of "Lviv Interactive," at [email protected]
Center for Urban History of east Central Europe