Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Conference: Cities of a new type. Industrial Cities in Socialist Countries after 1945

International conference in Dunaújváros (21-22 Mai 2015)
The Pepper Art Projects and Jerôme Bazin, the French historian, researcher and university professor are organizing a unique international conference about the topic of “the socialist industrial cities in the former Soviet bloc countries” in the 65-year-old Dunaujvaros.
With the patronage of Gabor Cserna, the mayor of Dunaujvaros town with county rights.
Location: College of Dunaujvaros
Dunaújváros, Táncsis Mihály utca 1/A.


Thursday 21st May

9.00: welcome address by Mihály Molnár (Pepper Art Projects) and Gábor Cserna (mayor of Dunaújváros)
9.15-10.00: Jérôme Bazin (Université de Paris-Est,Créteil), Introduction.

10.00-12.20: Panel I – Soviet Know-How.
Panel chair: György Szücs (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest).

10.00-10.20: Thomas Flierl (independent art historian, Berlin), The Soviet Discourses on Socialist Cities (socgorods) in the 1930s as a Precondition of Socialist Industrialization and Urban Planning in Eastern European Countries after 1945.
10.20-10.40: Fabien Bellat (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Versailles), Stalinist New Cities: a Misleading Model?
10.40-11.00: Olga Kazakova (Российскаяакадемияархитектуры и строительныхнаук, Moscow), Zelenograd, the Soviet Silicon Valley.
11.00-11.20: Ievgeniia Gubnika (Urban Forms Centre, Kiev), On the Edge of Imagining: Planning and Building the Last New Soviet City, Slavutych.
11.20-11.40: DagmaraJajeśniak-Quast (ViadrinaUniversität, Frankfurt/Oder), Comments
11.40-12.20: Discussion.

12.20-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: Panel II – What Should a Socialist City Look Like? Architecture and Urban Planning.
Panel chair: Katalin Aknai (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Budapest).

14.00-14.20: Lucia Almášiová and VieraDlháňová (Slovenská národná galéria, Bratislava), NováDubnica (Slovakia) – the First Ideal Socialist City.
14.20-14.40: Kimberly E. Zarecor (Iowa State University, Ames), Alternatives to the Tabula Rasa: Postwar Expansion in Czechoslovakia’s Already Existing Industrial Cities.
14.40-15.00: Árpád Végh (Moholy-Nagy Művėszeti Egyetem, Budapest), Architecture of Dunaújváros.
15.00-15.20: Andreas Ludwig (ZentrumfürZeithistorischeForschung, Potsdam), Comments.
15.20-16.00: Discussion.

16.00-18.00: Tour in Dunaújváros.

21.00: Projection of the movie Hattyúdal (Swan Song) by Márton Keleti (1963).
Place: Bartók Kamaraszínház - Kamaraterem

Friday 22nd May

9.30: welcome.

9.40-12.00 Panel III – Shaping the Working Class in the New Socialist Cities.
Panel chair: Katalin Aknai (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Budapest).

9.40-10.00: Djurjija Borojniak (Историјскиархив, Belgrade) and Marta Vukotić Lazar (Universiteti I Prishtinës, Priština),Železnik – First Socialist City in Serbia.
10.00-10.20: Ana Kladnik (ZentrumfürZeithistorischeForschung, Potsdam), The Mining Milieu: Solidarity and Sentiments of Community in the New Socialist Cities Havířov (Czechoslovakia) and Velenje (Yugoslavia).
10.20-10.40: Oana Tiganea (Politecnico di Milano) and Liliana Iuga (Central European University, Budapest), Missing from the Map: Socialist Realism Design at Small Scale in a Secret New Town. The Case of Dr. Petru Groza Town (Romania).
10.40-11.00: Nadège Ragaru (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris), Transnational Contention and the Fashioning of an Ever New Bulgarian City: Blagoevgrad in the 1950s-1980s.
11.00-11.20: Ulf Brunnbauer (Regensburg Univeristät), Comments.
11.20-12.00: Discussion.

12.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00. Panel IV – Representation and Self-Representation of the New Cities.
Panel chair: Gábor Rieder (independent art historian).

14.00-14.20: Anja Jackes (Stadtmuseum, Halle), The Socialist Utopian Town Halle-Neustadt (East Germany) and the Concept of Art and Living.
14.20-14.40: Bernadeta Stano (Uniwersyt et Pedagogiczny, Kraków), Visual Artists in Nowa Huta (Poland).
14.40-15.00: Annamaria Nagy (Szent István Király Múzeum, Székesfehérvár), Brigade Diaries from Dunaferr (Dunaújváros).
15.00-15.20: Jérôme Bazin, Comments.
15.20-16.00: Discussion.

16.00-17.00: Sándor Horváth (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Budapest), Concluding Remarks.

Organisation committee: Jérôme Bazin, Mihály Molnár, Dóra Molnár, Gábor Rieder.

Scientific board: Ulf Brunnbauer, Sándor Horváth, Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast, Katherine Lebow, Andreas Ludwig and György Szücs.

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