Funerals of the Thaw: Fight With Modernist Architecture as a Symptom
Nikolay Malinin, Kateryna Honcharova
Ratusha Restaurant (Rynok Sq. 1), Lviv
An architecture critic and cofounder of "Made in Future" magazine Nikolay Malinin will join the educational project "Days of Modernism at City Hall" and reflect upon any direct link between the condition of Modernist architecture in Russia and their national policy.
Modernist architecture in Russia loses so much these days that the process can be treated as an apparent, though not quite conscious, fight with the values it embodied. The process did not start today. But in the light of current political changes it looks like the one that should have preceded them. The large-scale demolition of Khrushchov-times architecture implies race for benefits, but one can also see behind the efforts quite manifest dislike of authorities to such its features as cleanliness, simplicity, nakedness, height and emptiness.
With support from German Society for International Cooperation GIZ.