Ukrainian Architecture: Pride of Place In a Nation Under Siege

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Presented by Professor Stephen Rugare
Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Main Library Auditorium

Join Professor Steven Rugare in an exploration of the rich—and sometimes conflicting—traditions of Ukrainian architecture, including Soviet-era modern architecture in a nation embracing Ukrainization. Community Partner: Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design

This program includes the screening of two short films:

What Shall We Do With These Buildings? (2021)
Directed by Jonathan Ben-Shaul
Join filmmaker Jonathan Ben-Shaul and his co-creators as they discuss their film and the rediscovery of Ukraine’s magnificent architectural legacy.

Enter through the Balcony (2020)
Directed by Roman Blazhan
This short documentary film explores the balconies as small architectural forms. Take a closer look at balconies and their owners, through the lenses of Ukrainians from all walks of life in Post-Soviet Ukraine. The film shows reverence for a country and its people, and illustrates how architecture can help us understand a culture. Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles.