December 4. Thursday
12.04.2014, 18:30 Olha Martynyuk. Kyiv cycling boom of 1890’s: the city and riding on two wheels in pre-automobile age
This time we’d like to invite everybody to the presentation on “Kyiv cycling boom of 1890’s: the city and riding on two wheels in pre-automobile age” by Olha Martynyuk.
Where one could get a cycling license, why riding on sidewalks was prohibited, what kind of suit should cyclists wear or is it allowed for the Jews to ride on Saturdays? These were the questions that Kyiv public was raising during 1890’s. After the “safe model” was invented the worldwide cycling boom started. The city landscape as well as paved roads were defining the routs for the first Kyiv cyclists. The city hall established the traffic regulations while cycling enthusiasts started their unions for self-identity. The study based on periodical archives and rare pictures of the time focuses on daily relationship between cyclists and their city.
TIME AND PLACE:
December 4, 2014
House of the Architect (Architecture Club Room)
7, Hrinchenka St., Kyiv
Attendance free. Come and bring your friends along!
ORGANIZERS: CANactions architecture festival
Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
scholar of German historian institute in Moscow. Intertests – urbanism, civil society history, empires and nationalism. Previously studied in Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Central European University (Budapest); internship in the Institute for humanitarian studies (Vienna). Additionally to her professional and academic activities, Olha does public activism, translations and documentaries.