2 September - 7 October 2010
Modernism.lt. Influences, Ideologies, Heritage
This lecture series aims at overlooking the ideologies and influences of Modernism as a cultural phenomenon; tries to evaluate the Lithuanian heritage of Modernism and its place within the broader context.
Some questions and themes to be touched upon in this session: what were the influences that determined the ideologies of Modernism as a cultural phenomenon; what kind of ideologies did prevail in Lithuania and elsewhere; how did such ideologies influence the architectural works of the time and how, in its turn, the heritage of Modernism has been influencing contemporary architecture, aesthetics and cultural phenomena; what were (or, rather, have been) the peculiarities of Modernistic architecture development in Lithuania within different contexts, such as the Polish period, Soviet times and the Baltic region; what is the phenomenon of “Occupation Modernism”, its conditions and approaches thereto.
We are planning to overview and analyze the key architectural works of Lithuanian modernists, their socio-cultural conditions and personalities. We are also interested in evaluation of Modernistic architecture; changing approaches towards Modernism and “Vanishing Modernism” situations in Lithuania and abroad, question of Modernization of Modernism, ecological and economy issues could be touched too.
The lectors in different areas from Lithuania and abroad are invited to touch upon the subject of Modernism in the aspects of influences, ideologies and heritage by any form acceptable to them.
AUTHOR OF THE POSTER ILLUSTRATION
Fate of the last generation of ultra-modernist buildings in Eastern Europe under communist rule