Architecture as Lifestyle: on the Personal and the Personalities of Konsulovs
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Professional activities of the couple of Anatoliy and Muza Konsulovs, some of the brightest architects who worked in the 1960-80s in Lviv, cover a wide range of what architecture is. In addition to the implemented projects, the well known buildings of the "Dniester" hotel and the "Lviv" hotel, buildings Four and Five of Lviv Polytechnics, a student canteen at the Academy of Arts, and many other buildings, professional activities of Anatoliy and Muza Konsulovs included much of theoretical and creative research, experimental design, and teaching. Architecture was an integral part of their everyday routines, and even of the personal life. After all, according to Muza Konsulova herself, architecture was a way of thinking, while an architect was a lifestyle.
During the discussion, we shall talk, among other things, about how different approaches and kinds of activities within the discipline help preserve a critical approach and sensitivity to the profession, and how they correlate with what architecture is today; how cooperation with the Konsulovs impacted the professional growth of their pupils. The talk will be joined by Viacheslav Jakubowski, an architect and a teacher, and Oresta Remeshylo-Rybchynska, an architect and a teacher, students of Konsulovs, and Kateryna Konsulova, a grand-daughter of Anatoliy and Muza Konsulovs, who followed the footsteps of the architectural dynasty.
Moderator – Natalia Mysak, an architect, researcher at the Center for Urban History, curator of the exhibition "Phototecture of Modernism."
Сover Image: Muza and Anatoliy Konsulovs. Collection of Kateryna Konsulova
Gallery Image by Iryna Sereda