SCE Faculty Jieun Yang on Parallel Histories of Industrial Landscape in Russia and US

Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 – 8:00pm – Register HERE! 

At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place – Directions HERE! 

Jieun Yang of Habitat Workshop will discuss her travel through post-industrial cities in Russia and a comparative look at American legacy cities funded by the CFA’s Le Brun grant. Beginning with the vision of an American architect Albert Kahn and his associates, the project traces ideals of welfare capitalism that became the backbone of the Soviet industrialization under Stain’s Five-Year Plans. Drawing a parallel between the fate of industrial cities of Russia and America, the survey presents modern ruins of industrial cities as tools to reflect on the complex past and as guides in conceptualizing a sustainable path forward.