Appropriation of Modernism: Contemporary Interpretations in Architecture and Design

Appropriation of Modernism: Contemporary Interpretations in Architecture and Design

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6.11. 2019, 18:30

Center for Urban History, Lviv

Everyday, we experience Modernist Lviv and stay among the architecture, and use the infrastructure of the 20th century city. At times, we are rather unconscious in our actions, regardless the ideas, intentions, or contexts. We perceive it through the lens of standard narratives, clichés, and even stigmas. At other times, we appropriate it when we question, doubt, or find answers to pressing issues.

At the meeting, we shall talk about the tools and practices of modern architecture and design that are in constant dialogue with Modernist architecture and try to re-assess it, accept, and eventually, appropriate. The talk will engage authors who presented their works following the workshop and displayed them at the exhibition "Phototecture of Modernism." They are Oleksandra Davydenko and Andriy Puchinin, and the exhibition curator – Nataliya Mysak.

This meeting will end a series of monthly talks at the exhibition where we join the authors, researchers of architecture, historians and visitors to discuss and reflect on the exhibition, its specific topics, and actualize the discussion around heritage of Soviet Modernism in the present-day Lviv. The meetings are taking place as part of the exhibition "Phototecture of Modernism".

About authors:

Oleksandra Davydenko

a graphic designer. Graduated from the Academy of Arts. Former communication and project manager at Jam Factory.

Andriy Puchinin

an architect, photographer. Graduate from Architecture Faculty, National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (2017). Participant of student competitions, culturological campaign CODE (2015), All-Ukrainian show (2015, 2017), summer school on architecture SSAA (2016, 2017). Works with design of public spaces. Photography in the work of architects serves as a tool to explore architectural environment.

Nataliya Mysak

an architect, researcher at the Center for Urban History


Cover Image: Work by Oleksandra Davydenko for the exhibition "Phototecture of Modernism"

Gallery Image by Iryna Sereda