Alla Vronskaya will detail the argument in her recently published book Architecture of Life: Soviet Modernism and the Human Sciences. Situating Soviet interwar architectural theory in its transdisciplinary and transnational context, it will unpack it as a discourse about society and the human. It will identify this discourse as monism, an intellectual framework centering on 'life,' a synthetic notion developed at the intersection of architecture, psychology, and social engineering.
Alla Vronskaya, Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at the University of Kassel
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