About the Event
Mass housing production of early 1950 — late 1970 has incontrovertibly changed cities in Europe, offering not only a new urban and housing typology but a completely new life style. Since then we are asking questions: what kind of processes of different natures are happening in microdistricts all around Europe and Russia? What challenges their dwellers are being put face-to-face with? What kind of instruments do scholars and practitioners need to study modernity of modernist mass housing? Can we as academics and planners find new perspectives on the edge of disciplines and socio-economic contexts?
In order to answer these questions, Graduate School of Urbanism in partnership with German organisation Dekabristen e.V. and Kompetenzzentrum Großsiedlungen e.V. is setting a summer cycle of lectures ‘Housing in Question’. Every Wednesday, from July, 15th to September, 2nd we will meet with researchers and practitioners from various fields and disciplines on webinar.ru. Via link below you may proceed to the full schedule and choose the event.
Our lecture series is open to the public. We are welcoming academics, researchers, practitioners and students interested in urban planning, urban governance and housing studies.
Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism is an independent learning and research division of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Founded in 2011, the School takes a multidisciplinary approach towards studying and planning modern cities, using the excellent foundation that one of Russia’s top universities has formed in the humanities and socioeconomics.