Utopias and Realities: The Socialist Modernism
International Forum in Cooperation with the Collective Trans Modern CHB Space Mode
April 14th, 2016
The collective translations of modernism - Trans Modern and the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin are organizing on 28th and 29th April 2016 an international forum for scientists, architects, art historians and those interested in the topic of Central European Socialist Architecture.
In recent years, interest in the architecture of the Central and East European countries has increased. The legacy of "socialist modernism" is a unique category of international modernism, which bears the marks of force and expresses metallic, economic, cultural and political conditions until today. The collective Trans Modern was founded in 2014 as an international forum for the exploration of this extraordinary heritage of six mind-European mullets architecture organizations. As part of the 2015 program, workshops were organized in Brünn, Preßburg and Krakau, as well as durring a two-day conference in Budapest.
Program of 2016 series in Berlin continues in cooperation with the CHB. The aim of the event on 28th and 29th April is the formation of a platform for researchers and persons interested in getting to know each other and having a possibility to network. The meeting seeks to carry out work in order to initiate new dialogues breaking through the barrier that surrounds the Central European architecture of today.
The thematic point of view of the Forum focuses on visionaries, ideas, utopian illusions of architecture and urban planning of Central and Eastern Europe after the Second World War and their unrealized fragments. Guests can expect next to international lecturers and film screenings, results of a workshop of the Budapest Technical University from the end of March 2016.