19:00 - 20:30 EEST
18:00 - 19:30 CEST

Format: Online

Language: English and Ukrainian, with simultaneous translation 

Lecture #3: "Mass Housing in Ukraine. Past and Future of Building Typologies"

This lecture will not only look into history but also at the future of modernization and reconstruction. Partly it will look into the catalogue of series referring to the Soviet type series built-in Ukraine between 1955 and 1991 (plus type series after 1992). But also the building typologies of houses that were not prefabricated but are important within the context of residential architecture.
The lecture series is organised by ro3kvit urban coalition for Ukraine with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation.


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    Philipp Meuser

    PhD, practising architect and head of DOM publishers, based in Berlin/Germany. Research on prefabricated housing with a special focus on former Soviet Republics. Honorary Professorship at the O.M. Beketov University for Urban Economy in Kharkiv/Ukraine. Visiting Professorship at Brown University in Providence/Rhode Island. Currently working on a catalogue of type housing series in Ukraine (with Kateryna Malaia). Picture credit: © Jennifer Tobolla

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    Kateryna Malaia 

    PhD is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Mississippi State University. She studies the evolution of quotidian architecture in times of socio-political change through the lenses of cultural practices and material culture, particularly in relation to the collapse of the USSR, and the rising housing precarity in the North American cities. Malaia’s writing has been published in venues including East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, PLATFORM, Architectural Histories, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Her book Taking the Soviet Union Apart Room by Room: Domestic Architecture Before and After 1991 is forthcoming with NIUP/Cornell University Press in 2023. Together with Philipp Meuser, she is currently working on a catalogue of mass-built housing series in Ukraine.