Programme de colloque : « Cities of a New Type. Industrial Cities in People’s Democracies after 1945 » (Dunaújváros, Hongrie, 21-22 mai 2015),

International conference

Cities of a New Type.

Industrial Cities in People’s Democracies after 1945.

Place: Dunaújvárosi Főiskola (college of Dunaujvaros)

Táncsics Mihály u. 1/A, Dunaújváros

Thursday 21st May

9.00: welcome address by Mihály Molnár (Pepper Art Projects) and Gábor Cserna (mayor of Dunaújváros)

9.15-10.00: Jérôme Bazin (Université de Paris-Est, Créteil), Introduction.

10.00-12.20: Panel I – Soviet Know-How.

Panel chair: György Szücs (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest).

10.00-10.20: Thomas Flierl (Berlin), The Soviet Discourses on Socialist Cities (socgorods) in the 1930s as a Precondition of Socialist Industrialization and Urban Planning in Eastern European Countries after 1945.

10.20-10.40: Fabien Bellat (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Versailles), Stalinist New Cities: a Misleading Model?

10.40-11.00: Olga Kazakova (Российская академия архитектуры и строительных наук, Moscow), Zelenograd, the Soviet Silicon Valley.

11.00-11.20: Ievgeniia Gubkina (Центр міської історії Центрально-Східної Європи, Lviv), On the Edge of Imagining: Planning and Building the Last New Soviet City, Slavutych.

11.20-11.40: Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast (Viadrina Universität, Frankfurt/Oder), Comments.

11.40-12.20: Discussion.

12.20-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: Panel II – What Should a Socialist City Look Like? Architecture and Urban Planning.

Panel chair: Katalin Aknai (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Budapest).

14.00-14.20: Lucia Almášiová and Viera Dlháňová (Slovenská národná galéria, Bratislava), Nová Dubnica (Slovakia) – the First Ideal Socialist City.

14.20-14.40: Kimberly E. Zarecor (Iowa State University, Ames), Alternatives to the Tabula Rasa: Postwar Expansion in Czechoslovakia’s Already Existing Industrial Cities.

14.40-15.00: Árpád Végh (Moholy-Nagy Művėszeti Egyetem, Budapest), Architecture of Dunaújváros.

15.00-15.20: Andreas Ludwig (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam), Comments.

15.20-16.00: Discussion.

16.00-18.00: Tour in Dunaújváros.

18.00-20.30: Dinner.

21.00: Projection of the movie Hattyúdal (Swan Song) by Márton Keleti (1963).

Place: Bartók Béla Művelődési Központ.

Friday 22nd May

9.30: welcome.

9.40-12.00 Panel III – Shaping the Working Class in the New Socialist Cities.

Panel chair: Katalin Aknai (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Budapest).

9.40-10.00: Marta Vukoti

Lazar (University of Pristina/Kosovska Mitrovica) and Djurdjija Borovnjak (Historical Archives of Belgrade), Železnik – First Socialist City in Serbia.

10.00-10.20: Ana Kladnik (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam), The Mining Milieu: Solidarity and Sentiments of Community in the New Socialist Cities Havířov (Czechoslovakia) and Velenje (Yugoslavia).

10.20-10.40: Oana Tiganea (Politecnico di Milano) and Liliana Iuga (Central European University, Budapest), Missing from the Map: Socialist Realism Design at Small Scale in a Secret New Town. The Case of Dr. Petru Groza Town (Romania).

10.40-11.00: Nadège Ragaru (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris), Transnational Contention and the Fashioning of an Ever New Bulgarian City: Blagoevgrad in the 1950s-1980s.

11.00-11.20: Ulf Brunnbauer (Regensburg Univeristät), Comments.

11.20-12.00: Discussion.

12.00-14.00: Lunch.

14.00-16.00. Panel IV – Representation and Self-Representation of the New Cities.

Panel chair: Gábor Rieder (Budapest).

14.00-14.20: Anja Jackes (Stadtamt Halle, Abteilung Kultur), The Socialist Utopian Town Halle-Neustadt (East Germany) and the Concept of Art and Living.

14.20-14.40: Bernadeta Stano (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny, Kraków), Visual Artists in Nowa Huta (Poland).

14.40-15.00: Annamaria Nagy (Szent István Király múzeum, Székesfehérvár), Brigade Diaries from Dunaferr (Dunaújváros).

15.00-15.20: Jérôme Bazin, Comments.

15.20-16.00: Discussion.

16.00-17.00: Sándor Horváth (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Budapest), Concluding Remarks.

Organisation committee: Jérôme Bazin, Dóra Molnár, Mihály Molnár, Gábor Rieder.

Scientific board: Ulf Brunnbauer, Sándor Horváth, Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast, Katherine Lebow, Andreas Ludwig and György Szücs.


Stéphane Frioux

Maître de conférences en histoire contemporaine, université Lyon 2
Chercheur au LARHRA, UMR CNRS 5190

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Stéphane Frioux

Maître de conférences en histoire contemporaine, université Lyon 2
Chercheur au LARHRA, UMR CNRS 5190

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