Spaces of Global Socialism: Worldmaking Architecture

May 12, 2021, 12 p.m. PST


International Trade Fair, Accra (Ghana), 1967. Ghana National Construction Corporation (GNCC), Vic Adegbite (chief architect), Jacek Chyrosz, Stanisław Rymaszewski (project architects). Photo by Jacek Chyrosz. Private archive, Warsaw (Poland).


The 40th Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Łukasz Stanek, Associate Professor at the Manchester School for Architecture, University of Manchester, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming. They will talk about his recent book Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War, in which he documents and analyses the relations between the Soviet Bloc countries and the Global South in terms of architecture and urban planning.

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