Facing the modern movement: Post-Soviet laboratory of memory. Case of Lithuania.

Petrulis, Vaidas (2008) Facing the modern movement: Post-Soviet laboratory of memory. Case of Lithuania. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

An objective of the paper: social attitudes towards built legacy of second half of 20th century in post-soviet area. The case of Lithuania was taken as a reflection of the processes in all ex-soviet block. Rather poor quality of construction and materials, saturation with communist ideology and consequently “bad” politicized memories, seems inseparable from Soviet time architecture. However, despite of being “post-soviet” this legacy reflects a certain period of architectural and cultural development and naturally deserves of being listed as a heritage. The paper discloses the recent tendencies implying that successful preservation of this dissonant heritage greatly depends on social attitudes. First of all it means reshaping the collective attitude/memory, i. e. finding a way to neutralize the negative connotations with political past, and to make these spaces to represent the general history of architecture and culture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Petrulis, Vaidas
Languages: English
Keywords: modern architecture; 20th Century; Post-Soviet Era; conservation of architecture; memory; Lithuania; dissonant heritage
Subjects: E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
O. INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
C. ARCHITECTURE > 03. Styles of architecture
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2010 12:56
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2024 16:03
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/229

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