Expecting (from) Architecture: Modernist Projects in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1939
Vladimir ShlapetaBrno Technical University
February 15, 2018 / 6.30 pm
Center for Urban History, Lviv
New founded state - just one hundred years ago -with advanced technology after the WWI , became in early twentieth one of leading countries of functionalist architecture. Inspired by Cubism, Bauhaus, Soviet Constructivism, Dutch De Stijl movement and Le Corbusier, Czech architects produced buildings that demonstrate modern and liberal spirit of democratic Czechoslovakia. Avant-guard activities in Prague and Brno as well as industrial city planning in Zlín contributed profoundly to the development of functionalism in Europe.
The lecture was moderated by Lina Degtiaryova. Lina researches the architecture of modernism, particularly in Uzhgorod.
The lecture was in English, with simultaneous interpretation provided.