The authors of an upcoming book on the nation’s most threatened buildings have released Soviet Modernism, Brutalism, Post-Modernism: Buildings and Projects in Ukraine from 1960 – 1990, a short film that pays homage to Ukraine's great buildings. In the film, the author's dramatic voice-overs introduce and make the case for a number of iconic structures, and why they are still important to everyday life. These buildings are often neglected, not protected by historical societies, and are rarely mentioned in academic texts. Although the history surrounding many Soviet sites is an inherently polarizing topic, Kiev's buildings exemplify how the heritage of the Soviet Union is slowly vanishing, and why it needs to be preserved.
h/t Calvert Journal