The New Tenement – Architecture an the Return to the Inner City

The New Tenement – Architecture an the Return to the Inner City

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22.8.2017, 19:00

Dovzhenko cinema (Chervona Kalyna square, 81)

Living in the city centre is more popular than ever. This development is related to urban regeneration, to a thriving discourse on the positive qualities of the city, and in particular to "new tenements" – dense, multi-storey buildings that have been built in the inner city in recent decades. The talk will relate new tenements to the genesis of the "post-industrial city" - a city of information exchange rather than industrial production, of individual expression rather than mass culture, and of conspicuous difference rather than egalitarianism. Examples will be taken from Berlin, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rotterdam, and Vienna.

Lecture was hold in English with a simultaneous translation to Ukrainian. 

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Florian Urban

is Professor and Head of History of Architectural / Urban Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in Berlin, an MA in Urban Planning from UCLA and a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture from MIT. He is the author of “Tower and Slab – Histories of Global Mass Housing” (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012). His recent work on the dense residential architecture of the “return to the inner city” since 1970 in several European cities will be published in his forthcoming book “The New Tenement – Residences in the Inner City since 1970” (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017).

"Sykhiv By Night" is an open public program for broad audiences. It is related to other two projects of the Center for Urban History: the summer school "Sykhiv: Spaces, Memories, Practices" and a research project "Planned and Experienced: Planned Districts in Late Socialism and Beyond."


Сover Image: Florian Urban

Gallery Image by Pavlo Palamarchuk