Catherine Cooke – Russia After Socialist Planning: An Audit of the Soviet Urban Legacy – Part 1

Lecture date: 2004-02-05

Catherine Cooke examines the urban and architectural matrix inherited from the Soviet era and the strategies being used to develop it.

An architect, writer, editor, former chair of DOCOMOMO UK, and eminent Russian scholar, Cooke is a Lecturer in Design at the Open University. A leading expert on Soviet avant-garde architecture and socialist urban planning, her books include Chernikhov, Fantasy and Construction: Iakov Chernikhov’s Approach to Architectural Design; Architectural Drawings of the Rusisan Avant-Garde; Uses of Tradition in Russian and Soviet Architecture; and Russian Avant-Garde: Theories of Art, Architecture and the City.

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