Cold War Spaces: A Weekly Lunchtime Discussion Series Presented by the Wende Museum

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In these times of pandemic-induced confinement, the Wende Museum presents a new series of interviews and mini-lectures reflecting on Cold War spaces. How does space impact the way we live and experience our environment? What did private space really mean under socialism? What was the function of public space between state planning and private appropriation? Who was sent to the secluded spaces of prisons, mental institutions, and gulags? What imaginary spaces were created by art, science fiction, and utopian dreaming? And how did all these spaces change after the fall of the Berlin Wall? This interview and lecture series will explore the many possible answers. Held weekly on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. PST for thirty minutes via Zoom.

 

The first Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming, and Susan E. Reid, a Professor of Transnational and Modern European History at the Department of History, Durham University, as well as Visiting Professor of Cultural and Visual History at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Loughborough University. 

Free. RSVP Here.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

The second Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming, and Vladimir Kulić, Associate Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University, College of Design.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

The third Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Dagmar Hovestädt, journalist and Spokesperson for the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records in Berlin, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

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Shadow Space: Soviet Secret Cities in Transition: A Conversation with Xenia Vytuleva-Herz and Joes Segal
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

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The fourth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Xenia Vytuleva-Herz, architecture historian, curator, and post-doc researcher in the Philosophy Department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming. 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

The fifth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Ole Bouman, Founding Director of Design Society, Shenzhen (China) and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

 

The sixth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Annette Vowinckel, Research Fellow and Head of the Department of Contemporary History of Media and Information Society at the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam (Germany), and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming. 

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Wednesday, June 10, 12 p.m. PST

 

The seventh Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Asif Siddiqi, Professor of History and Director of the O’Connell Initiative on the Global History of Capitalism, Fordham University, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

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The eighth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Samuel Huneke, Assistant Professor of History at George Mason University, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 12 p.m.

 

© Gerd Ludwig, from the book The Long Shadow of Chernobyl 

 

The ninth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Kate Brown, Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12 p.m.

 

A woman walks in front of a large mural in Leimert Park Village section of Los Angeles. The mural was paired in memory of the Rodney King riots. AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian.

 

The tenth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Robeson Taj Frazier, Associate Professor of Communication at USC, and Director of the Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA), and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming. 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12 p.m.

 

Portraits of Arundhati Roy (L) and Anna Politkovskaya (R)

 

The eleventh Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Choi Chatterjee, Professor of History at California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA), and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming. 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12 p.m.
Yevgeniy Fiks, Pleshka-Birobidzhan #2, collage on paper, 2016. 

 

The twelfth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with New York-based Russian artist and researcher Yevgeniy Fiks and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

Top: Falling of Lenin in Khmelnytskyi park, February 21, 2014. Bottom: Statue of Albert Pike, a Confederate General, being removed by the Park Service on June 20, 2020, after having been knocked down the night before by protestors. 

The thirteenth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Benjamin Forest, Associate Professor of Geography at McGill University, Montreal; Juliet Johnson, Professor of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal; and Joes Segal, Chief Curator and Director of Programming at the Wende Museum.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

San Diego’s Chicano Park (photo credit Eric Avila). 

The fourteenth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Eric Avila, Professor of Chicano Studies and Urban Planning at UCLA, and Joes Segal, Chief Curator and Director of Programming at the Wende Museum.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

 

The fifteenth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Aniko Imre, Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC), and Joes Segal, Chief Curator and Director of Programming at the Wende Museum.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

 

F. Goess. Crowds viewing the American National Exhibition, Moscow, 1959. Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

The sixteenth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Julia Tatiana Bailey, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery in Prague, and Joes Segal, Chief Curator and Director of Programming at the Wende Museum.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12 p.m. PST

Futenma Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.

The seventeenth Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Daniel Immerwahr, Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University in Chicago, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

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Special thanks to Susan Horowitz and Rick Feldman for generously supporting discussions at the Wende Museum and our current virtual programs