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Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War

In the course of the Cold War, architects, planners, and construction companies from socialist Eastern Europe engaged in a vibrant collaboration with those in West Africa and the Middle East in order to bring modernization to the developing world. Architecture in Global Socialism shows how their collaboration reshaped five cities in the Global South: Accra, Lagos, Baghdad, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait City.

Łukasz Stanek describes how local authorities and professionals in these cities drew on Soviet prefabrication systems, Hungarian and Polish planning methods, Yugoslav and Bulgarian construction materials, Romanian and East German standard designs, and manual laborers from across Eastern Europe.

CANactions International Architecture Festival

CANactions International Architecture Festival 2020

HOMES FOR TOMORROW

KYІV, MAY 15—16

CANactions International Architecture Festival is one of the biggest annual architecture gatherings in Europe, running since 2008.

This spring, CANactions International Architecture Festival aims to discuss and question the general principles of living environments which set the direction for establishing new housing typologies as well as, reflect the ideas of its residents about the quality and the benefits of living in the city.

Homes for Tomorrow takes one of the greatest challenges of our time: housing, created through the process of social dialogues. It presents new negotiation processes, where common subjects reach agreements,