Boekpresentatie: 'Architecture in Global Socialism'
Op 1 december presenteert Łukasz Stanek het boek 'Architecture in Global Socialism'.
Łukasz Stanek will present research from his award-winning book 'Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War' (Princeton University Press, 2020). His research illuminates how socialist architects, planners, and contractors worked collectively to urbanize and develop the Global South during the Soviet era. They worked in 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.
About Łukasz Stanek
Łukasz Stanek is Professor of Architectural History at A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He previously taught at the ETH Zurich and the University of Manchester, and he was guest professor at Harvard University GSD and the University of Ghana at Legon (Accra, Ghana).
His other publications include Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)