WORKSHOP: Post-Socialist City in a Social and Cultural Perspective

Post-Yugoslav Area Research Center at the Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies (PROP, University of Warsaw) and the Center for Research of Nationalism and Culture (CINIK, Skopje) kindly invite you to participate and take part in discussions, in the workshop. If you like to attend the sessions, please, please register here.

Post-Socialist City in a Social and Cultural Perspective

Workshop program


Monday, June 7, 2021

10.00 Workshop opening

Maciej Falski (PROP UW)

Petar Todorov (CINIK)

10.10 Opening  lecture

Sanja Horvatinčić (Institute of Art History, Zagreb): 

To (Re)Inherit the Uninheritable: Antifascist Legacy and Post-Socialist Heritage Politics in Croatia

Studying post-Yugoslav cities           

10.50 Sanja Potkonjak (University of Zagreb), Tea Skokić (Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb): Meaningful remembrance: Making artscapes of socialist city and deindustrialized world [Meaningful remembrance abstract]

11.10 Ena Kukić (University of Graz), Matija Zlatanović (Independent researcher): Spatializing conflicted memories: Post-socialist memorial architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina [Spatializing Conflicted Memories abstract]

11.30 Maja Babić (Charles University): Studying the post-socialist city in Yugoslavia: An examination of multi-disciplinary methodologies and theoretical approaches [Studying the post-socialist city in Yugoslavia Abstract]

11.50 Discussion

12.10-12.30 Coffee break

Memory and symbolic practices

12.30 Aline Cateux (Université de Louvain-la-Neuve): Mostar as a post-socialist city [Mostar as a post-socialist city abstract]

12.50 Milena Błahuta (University of Warsaw): The memory of communism in Vukovar’s memoryscape [Vukovar’s memoryscape abstract]

13.10 Yevhen Rachkov (V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University): Symbolic and ritual practices in the post-Soviet urban world: Symbolic space and festivity in the cities of Eastern and Southern Ukraine, 1990s-2010s. [Symbolic space and festivity abstract]

13.30-14.00 Discussion

Tuesday, June 8. 2021

Social practices in post-socialist Czech cities

9.00 Ondřej Daniel (Charles University): Post-socialist Prague as a migration hub: Cultural aspects and controversies 

9.20 Tereza Hodúlová (Charles University): Solidarita beyond transition: Identity of post-socialist neighborhood in Prague [Solidarita beyond transition abstract]

9.40 Adam Zygmunt (University of Warsaw): Two memories of a socialist realist house: Czech socialist realist housing construction [Two memories abstract]

10.00-10.20 Discussion

10.20-10.40 Coffee break

Planning and reshaping the city

10.40 Valentina Gulin Zrnić (Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb): Back to the future: What kind of urban visions shape the city of Zagreb? [Back to the Future abstract]

11.00 Denis Ermolin (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St Petersburg): Vectors of city development in Kosovo after WWII and onwards: The case of Prizren 

11.20 Jana Brsakoska (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje): City-flux: Reshaping urban patterns in the city of Skopje [City-flux abstract]

11.40 Vita Shnaider (Central European University): Anti-development activism in Kyiv, Ukraine: Commoning takes over the post-communist site

12.00 Discussion

12.20-12.40 Coffee break

Agents and representations in the urban space

12.40 Blerina Fani (Science and Innovation for Development, Tirana): Spatial justice in Tirana: A study of urban development and production of space in post-socialist Tirana [Spatial Justice in Tirana abstract]

13.00 Ethem Mandić (Faculty for Montenegrin Language and Literature): Titograd – A ghost city wanders across Podgorica [Titograd abstract]

13.20 Anastasya Romanova (Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Chișinău): Dynamics in urban place names: Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova

13.40 Nadja Tatar (Singidunum University, Belgrade): The representation on women in urban public spaces: The case of Novi Sad [The representation on women in urban public spaces Abstract]

14.00 Discussion

14.20 Workshop closure