Series of lectures and discussions

Series of lectures and discussions "Sykhiv By Night"

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August 14-22, 2017

Modernist districts used to manifest a vision of the city of the future – they were supposed to be platforms for emergence of a new community, a convenient and spatial environment where each and everyone has access to all the things needed. Later, the districts lived through decades of changes and transformations, thus becoming a favourite home for some, and a synonym of dullness and monotony for others. The six events within the program "Sykhiv By Night" launch a discussion on the point of life of the largest residential area of Lviv and the similarities and differences from other "new" districts.

We shall resort to different, disciplinary and thematic approaches to talk about the creation of a local community through the means of architecture, about Sykhiv religious range, about Soviet experience of planning the green areas, about the artistic perceptions of Sykhiv, and about different ways of tackling housing shortage problems in the world. Architects, anthropologists, and historians are going to reflect on transformations of planned areas, about their symbolic representations, and peculiarities of everyday life of inhabitants of modernist districts.

The guest speakers and discussants of the program will be
Natalia Mysak, Center for Urban History, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Isabela Pastuszko, Mary Curie Sklodowska University, Poland
Vlad Naumesku, Central European University, Hungary
Daria Bocharnikova, Leuven Catholic University, Belgium
Florian Urban, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art., UK
Bohdan Shumylovych, Center for Urban History, Ukraine
Natalia Tulina-Maruniak, project "Sykhiv_is_sexy"
Oleh Perkovskyi, project "The whole town downtown"
Denys Fedeshov, Domus theater.

The program will allow us to take a new look on the common places and think about their meanings and senses, since each event will be taking place in a new location. We will be travelling around Sykhiv and invite you to join us on this trip.

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

Organizer: Center for Urban History

Coordinator: Natalia Otrishchenko

Promotion: Volodymyr Beglov 

Supported by: 
Heinrich Boll Foundation’s Office in Ukraine
Department for Development of Lviv City Council

Informational partner:
LME "Lvivelektrotrans"

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Gallery Image by Andriy Polikovskyy, Pavlo Palamarchuk