Eastern Block
Exhibition opening and Panel Talk about the Large Housing Estates in postocialist countries.
25 August — 10 December
10th of December, 7:30 - 10:30PM - Book Presentation: Eastern Block Stories
Dvor, Ahlbecker Str. 3, 10437 Berlin
25th of August - Opening with Panel Talk “Civil Engagement In Large Housing Estates” with Maria Melnikova, Adam Page, Eva Hertzsch, Tinatin Gurgenidze
8th of September- Panel talk “Sustainable Cities in Eastern Europe” with experts and activists from Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our book launch on September 29th is postponed to December 10th. Thank you for understanding.
Microrayons as a cultural heritage: Over decades, mass housing districts were considered characteristic features of post-socialist urbanity. Nowadays these districts are undergoing polarizing and difficult development processes. In the middle of transformation and change, we started collecting photos documenting exactly this process. What has emerged is the exhibition “Eastern Block Stories”, which opened in a hybrid format at Haus der Statistik in January 2021 and is now moving to the Center for Sustainable Development in Eastern Europe, Ahlbecker Str. 3, 10437 Berlin.

The photo exhibition Eastern Block Stories provides an authentic insight into urban culture ranging from Tbilisi to Saransk, covering the South Caucasus and the Altai, including works of photographers Jan Chudozilov, Irina Murinskaya, Lara Koncar, Mikolaj Kaleta, Nataliia Sova, Marco Fieber, Sergei Poletaev, Ilyas Hajji, Semen Antonov, Monica Consonni, Pavel Fedorov, Evgeniia Savdeeva, Serge Poliakov and Tom Bond.
Entrance and participation
The access to the exhibition is free of charge, but restricted due to limited opening hours,
Wednesday and Friday,
4:00 - 7:00 PM
after registration

A vaccination certificate or negative test results will be required.

Due to the current COVID 19-related restrictions, to visit the exhibition opening please register.
Tinatin Gurgenidze
Address: Ahlbecker Str. 3, 10437 Berlin

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Image credits: Christian Hanussek, Sophie Tiedemann

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