RE-CENTRING THE CITY: Global Mutations of Socialist Modernity, a Book Launch
Posted on March 23, 2021 by Alison Fox
Join Yale University (European Studies Council, Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies), UCL (Perverting the Power Vertical (PPV); the FRINGE Centre; the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) and the Institute for Advanced Studies); The New School (Global Studies Program); and UCL Press to celebrate the publication of RE-CENTRING THE CITY: Global Mutations of Socialist Modernity.
Date: 26th March
Time: 5pm GMT
How is architectural "monumentality" and "palatiality" relevant in the 21st century? What role does "centrality" play in the cities of today? How does the legacy of socialist modernity shape our understanding, experience, and conceptualization of the city? Join scholars, architects, and artists for the launch of the volume Re-Centring the City: Global Mutations of Socialist Modernity, co-edited by Jonathan Bach and Michal Murawski. This transdisciplinary volume frames global high modernity through the lens of the socialist city, refracting London, Mexico City and Chennai through the prism of Moscow, Kyiv, Simferopol and the former Polish shtetls (among others). By re-centering the experiences of the ‘Global East’ it challenges our understanding of world urbanism. The event features special guest comments from Solomon Benjamin, Keller Easterling, Jennifer Robinson, and Kimberly Zarecor and short interventions from many of the book's authors from around the world.