Cities After Transition
As part of the 9th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference 'Cities After Transition' taking place this June in Budapest, we are encouraging scholars to apply for the panel 'Re-evaluating residential heritage of socialism: Symbolic transformations of socialist cities' inspired and informed by the key questions of Subproject 1 'Values of Built Heritage'. How have approaches to the socialist-era urban heritage and its public perceptions varied in different national and local contexts across Eastern Europe? What can we learn from those differences to better understand ongoing urban dynamics and social transformations in former socialist countries? How has the socialist residential heritage integrated into new urban cultural landscapes? We are inviting you to reflect on these and other questions, discuss the ambiguity and unevenness of (re)evaluation and transition of Socialist heritage.