Synagogue Space: Jewish History, Common Heritage and Responsibility

Synagogue Space: Jewish History, Common Heritage and Responsibility

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5.8. 2015

Ratusha Restaurant (Rynok Sq. 1), Lviv

The project aimed to commemorate Jewish history, understand the tragedy of Holocaust, preserve common heritage and reconsider the significance of memorial educational spaces, as well as create new attitudes to such spaces in Lviv. The project was presented from different perspectives: architecture, preservation of monuments, history and heritage of Jews in Lviv, and Jewish organizations and communities in Lviv and in the world.

Iris Gleichmann 

is an architect, manager of the project‘Municipal Development and Renovation of the Old Part of Lviv’ implemented by the German Society for International cooperation (GIZ) and Lviv city council.

Liliya Onyshchenko 

is head of Office for Preservation of Historical Environment of Lviv city council.

Sofia Dyak

a historian, director of the Center for Urban History in Lviv

Yuriy Stoliarov

an architect, chief architect of projects of ‘Mistoproekt’ state design institute, Institute of Architecture of ‘Lvivska Politekhnika’ National University, board member of Lviv Regional Organization of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine.

Adel Dianova

head of the Hesed Arje Charity Fund in Lviv, founder of LvivKlezFest festival.

Jason Francisco

a photographer, critic, curator, professor of Emori University (Atlanta) and Stanford University (Palo Alto) in the USA.

Event was a part of the program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility".


Сover Image: A map of the space illustrates the three main areas of the memorial - the Golden Rose Synagogue, the Beth Hamidrash or House of Learning, and Great City Synagogue