Soviet Metro Stations

Soviet Metro Stations
 
 Starts at 7:00 pm

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In this talk, we invite you into the Hampstead living room of Erno and Ursula Goldfinger to hear writer Owen Hatherley takes us on a subterranean expedition investigating the design aesthetics behind fifteen Metro networks built across the Soviet Union between the 1930s and 1980s.

Rather than the straightforward systems of London, Paris or New York, these networks were used as propaganda artwork. Their fusion of sculpture, architecture and art, combining Byzantine, medieval, baroque and Constructivist ideas were infused with the notion that Communism would mean a communal luxury for all. Today these astonishing spaces remain the closest realisation of a Soviet utopia.

Cost: £15


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2020-07-16 19:00 2020-07-16 19:00 Europe/London Soviet Metro Stations Owen Hatherley takes us on a subterranean expedition investigating the design aesthetics behind fifteen Metro networks built across the Soviet Union between the 1930s and 1980s. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/07/16/soviet-metro-stations-231476 2 Willow Road,Hampstead,London,London

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2 Willow Road,

Hampstead,
London,
London,
NW3 1TH

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