The Soviet classics: design as education
We continue with the topic of Soviet classics, which we started to consider in a piece titled “What the deceased empire’s architecture is singing about”. In the first part, we talked about the architecture of the 1940s-1950s, which is commonly referred to as Stalin’s architecture. Today we will try to understand what the public and private spaces of that time were like. Our interlocutor is the architectural historian, the docent at Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE), and the secretary-general of DOCOMOMO Russia, Nikolay Vasiliev.