Amateurs of Socialism: a Converation at the Exhibition

Amateurs of Socialism: a Converation at the Exhibition

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13.5.2021, 19:00

Conference room, Center for Urban History

At different times in Soviet history, Lviv has been changing and transforming into different faces. It appears especially interesting in the 1980s, when Soviet system was trying to implement reforms. This time is distinct with the birth of cultural phenomena such as literary groups BuBaBu, or LuGoSad. The city was bubbling with creative unions, art communities, spectacular festivals, rock bands, and Bohemian coffee places. Lviv of the late Soviet period is also seen as a city of photographers.

Thus, the polyphony of art life was building a new (Soviet) myth of Lviv. Today, the myth is often avoided, repainted, and eventually little contemplated.

We shall talk about the diversity of Soviet culture of the time, about late Socialism, and public places of Lviv with Georgiy Kasianov and Iryna Sklokina. Moderator – Bohdan Shumylovych.

The talk opens an exhibition of photographs by Vil' Furgalo "Processing 2.0" and an accompanying public program. To join the talk, please, register. For quarantine restrictions, the number of seats is limited.

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Dr. Georgiy Kasianov

Head of the Department of Modern History and Politics of the Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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Dr. Iryna Sklokina

Historian, researcher at the Center for Urban History

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Dr. Bohdan Shumylovych

Historian and art historian, Head of the Public history projects at the Center for Urban History


Cover photo: Vil' Furgalo archive // Urban Media Archive of the Center for Urban History