December 18, Tuesday
12.18.2014, 18:30 Yevgenia Gubkina. Atomograds of Ukraine
The traditional Thursday this week within CANactions international architecture festival (www.canactions.com) is featured with presentation “Atomograds of Ukraine” by Yevgenia Gubkina.
The atomograd is a unique phenomenon in the history of Soviet urban planning, which has no precedents in the world. It is a satellite city for a nuclear power station with a population of 25-50,000 people, including a large number of highly qualified specialists. Atomograds follow a concept of the Soviet residential microrayon, with its highly developed services and cultural facilities and housing made out of typical prefab panels.
There are 6 atomograds Ukraine: Energodar, Kuznetskovsk, Netishyn, Iuzhnoukrayinsk, Slavutych, and Pripyat with its bad fame. After the disaster at the Chornobyl nuclear power station, life atomograds has been divided into periods of before and after. This public opinion on nuclear energy has radically changed ever since.
These days the atomograd is being widely analyzed and evaluated, in Ukraine and beyond. The current international interest to Soviet urban experiments, problems of typical mass housing, and in the urgent issues of energy efficiency and energy independence are fueling numerous discussions.
TIME AND PLACE:
December 18, 2014
House of the Architect (Architecture Club Room)
7, Hrinchenka St., Kyiv
Attendance free. Come and bring your friends along!
ORGANIZERS: CANactions architecture festival
researcher, curator of architecture and art projects, educational events and activities
Graduated from the O. M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv with a degree in urban planning. Her master and PhD thesis were on the rehabilitation and development of the Socialist city of the Kharkiv Tractor Factory as well as workers’ settlements in the east and south of Ukraine. She has developed and guide for the tour "Linear City" for the conferences of the International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites, and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement (DOCOMOMO). In 2013, she started Modernistky - the ladies avant-garde movement. Since March 2012 she is consulting "Ukrainian Constructivism Weeks." In 2013 she was a co-author of Art Gallery Lenin’s project "Ukraine-Germany – 1920-1930: Commons" in Zaporizhya and organizer of an exhibition in Kharkiv (Nürnberger House). She organized the urban colloquium "Atomograds: Planned Cities in Today's Society", on September 19-21, 2014 in Kyiv which was supported by the Swedish Institute. Currently lives and works in Kharkiv.