Prevailing Attitudes on Soviet Architectural Heritage in Georgia: A Historical Perspective
May 27, 2013
Center for Urban History, Lviv
The presentation described the popular attitudes towards the Soviet architectural heritage in Georgia, in the historical context of broader social, economic and political process. It focused mostly on the process of modernization and its internal tensions during the Russian empire and later Soviet Union as well as on the analysis of the post-soviet socio-cultural processes in relation to the global economic shift taking place from the early 1970’s in the US. The attempt was to show the relation between the ways of approaching Soviet heritage in Georgia and other post-soviet countries and the wider economic and political regime established after the fall of USSR.