Socialist modernism: remembering the architecture of the eastern bloc

Much of the brutalist architecture of eastern Europe is decrepit, but now a project aims to document and preserve it The monumental but disintegrating grey, brutalist structures of central and eastern Europe are fading memories of the socialist epoch. So decrepit are some of these buildings that the socialist @socialistmodernism. Rusu explains that socialist era […]

The Colorful Soviet Mosaics Decorating Ukraine’s Streets

Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union more than 25 years ago, but vestiges of communism remain. On streets across the country, the faces of industrious peasants, inventive engineers, and pioneering cosmonauts still beam from propaganda mosaics adorning everything from apartment blocks to movie theaters. Yevgen Nikiforov documents more than 1,000 mosaics and other monumental […]