"How I was a Designer in the USSR"
The 4th CBC Talk will be given by Vladimir Paperny, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at UCLA. Under the title "How I was a Designer in the USSR", Prof. Paperny will talk about his time at the VNIITE (the All-Union Research Institute of Technical Aesthetic) and the TsNIITIA (Central Research Institute of Theory and History of Architecture, also known as NIITIA, VNIITAG a.o.), where he was a doctoral researcher (aspirant) until 1979, after graduating from the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts. His dissertation thesis, which he would not defend until 2000, was published in 1985 as "Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two" by Cambridge University Press, to become one of the most iconic books on Soviet architecture.
The lecture is part of the International Research Workshop “Architecture at Work: Institutional Landscapes of Socialist Design and Construction” organized at the Bauhaus-University Weimar.
Date: Wednesday, September 14 at 18:00 (CET)