'Irish Modernisms' seminars: Global contexts | Post-Soviet Baltic
The next Irish Modernisms seminar considers Post-Soviet Baltic modernisms. The lunch time talks explore global contexts and are taking place via Zoom Pro.
• Wednesday 18 August, 1pm–2:30pm, post-Soviet Baltic modernisms: The next in the global contexts series of seminars explores modernism in the Soviet context and also the local national Estonian context with speakers Andres Kurg and Mari Laanemets, Senior Researchers at the Institute of Art History, Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. Andres Kurg's research exploring the architecture and design of the Soviet Union in the late 1960s and 1970s. Andres will talk about the Pärnu KEK collective farm housing and office complex built in the 1970s. Mari Laanemets will be talking about the artist and designer Sirje Runge who worked in the 1970s and 1980s in Estonia and designed the Pärnu KEK collective kindergarten. Book through our Shop online.
The last seminar in the series is coming up soon and is available to book:
• Wednesday 1 September, 1pm–2:30pm, East African modernisms: Join Prof. Edward Denison and Dawit L. Petros for the last in our series of lunchtime talks. The speakers will explore the distinct and often radical modernisms of Eritrea, examining the relationship between African histories and European modernism. Edward Denison is Professor of Architecture and the Other at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Dawit L. Petros is a visual artist born in Eritrea and based in Chicago and Montreal.
You can book for one or more sessions in the series via CCA's Shop.
Toomas Rein, Pärnu KEK Construction company housing complex “Kuldne kodu” (Golden home), 1972-77. Photograph: Museum of Estonian Architecture
Sirje Runge's painting (Space II, 1977)