Soviet-Nordic design connections in the 1960s-1970s: forgotten history – University of Copenhagen

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Soviet-Nordic design connections in the 1960s-1970s: forgotten history

Design historian and Marie Cure postdoc at Aarhus University Yulia Karpova will present her resent design historical research in the connections between Nordic countries and the Soviet Union in the postwar era. This will add an original and overlooked perspective to the understanding of the Scandinavian Modern design and of the international circulation of modern culture.

Karpova has recently published the article “A Glass without a Bottom’: Neodecorativism in Late 1960s Soviet Design” in Journal of Design History (Vol. 30. 1, 2017,) and recommends the texts Dmitry Azrikan: “VNIITE, Dinosaur of Totalitarianism or Plato’s Academy of Design?” Design Issues 3 (1999): 45-77 and Tom Cubbin: “The Domestic Information Machine: Futurological Experiments in the Soviet Domestic Interior, 1968–76,” Home Cultures 11, No.1 (March 2014): 5-32. as readings to the presentation. 

For further info, contact: handberg@hum.ku.dk