Italianisms in Soviet Architecture of the Thaw Era
- Public event without registration
- Date: Sep 26, 2023
- Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Christian Toson
- Location: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rome and online
- Contact: email@example.com
Christian Toson will investigate the cultural
relationship and technological transfer between the Soviet Union and Italy
during the so-called Thaw era. Seemingly incompatible Soviet and Italian
systems had numerous exchanges, documented by travel reports, journal articles,
meeting resumes, etc.
How should we select and read the overwhelming quantity of documents that this recent, but distant era, has left for us? Starting from a multileveled contextualization that involves the history of construction, diplomacy, and shared cultural heritage, we can try to reconstruct the threads connecting the architectures of the two countries.
Christian Toson studied at
the Iuav University in Venice and European University in Saint Petersburg. He
finished his PhD in the History of Architecture at the Iuav in 2022 with the
dissertation on the relationship between Russian/Soviet and Italian
architecture. He is a co-editor of the journal La Rivista di Engramma and member
of the research group classicA since
2017. Currently, he is a post-doc researcher at Iuav with a project on War and Architecture, collaborating
with publishing companies and archives.
Online participation possible through our VIMEO CHANNEL: https://vimeo.com/event/3710246
Scientific Organization: Philipp Hubert, Alexander Lemeshinski
Image: Travel report picture showing Vladimir Promyslov and his team inspecting Nervi’s Palazzo dello Sport, 1960.