Modernism in Ukraine: Architecture at Risk during War

Beth Sholom Synagogue

8231 Old York Rd
Elkins Park, PA


Ashley Bigham

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The architecture of Ukraine is rich and varied, from wooden churches and beaux-arts opera houses to Soviet-era modernism and contemporary buildings designed for an independent country. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine poses great risks for Ukraine’s modernist architecture, a collection of stunning works which only recently gained international recognition. This conversation will highlight some of Ukraine’s unique modernist buildings, urban plans, and artistic works which are currently under threat of destruction and how the American architectural community can aid their protection.