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Kul’ttovary: Bringing culture into the Soviet home

Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...The Russian term kul’ttovary translates roughly as “cultural goods.” The concept of cultural goods was well known in the Soviet Union, and, for decades, each city, town, or village had at least one store called “Kul’ttovary.” The premise...

Conclusion

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Critical Design : Senezh Studio and the Communist Surround

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...In the past twenty years we have seen highs and lows, illusions and the fulfilment of dreams, grief and the joys of creating one of the most complex artistic professions that has come to be known as artistic projecteering. In short...

Introduction: The Communist Surround

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Critical Design : Senezh Studio and the Communist Surround

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...‘Freedom of thought’, wrote Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov in June 1968, ‘is the only guarantee of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economics and culture’.Andrei Sakharov, Progress, Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom...

Senezh Studio and the Emergence of a Critical Practice

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Critical Design : Senezh Studio and the Communist Surround

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...Kantor’s theories of the production art of the future were informed by the atmosphere of experimentation that emerged at Senezh studio from 1965. But what would the production art of the future actually look like, and how could these ideas...

Design and the Projective Imagination

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Critical Design : Senezh Studio and the Communist Surround

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...This chapter introduces an alternative trajectory of the legacy of the Thaw to the strategies retrospectivism and museification outlined in Chapter 3. I consider the afterlives of 1950s and 1960s futurological design, and how designers...

Semiotics, Environment and the Historical Turn

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Critical Design : Senezh Studio and the Communist Surround

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...From 1964 to 1971, Senezh studio established itself as a platform for artistic projecteering and as a site for the development of an increasingly critical practice. However, the development of artistic projecteering as an alternative form...

Lubetkin, Berthold (1901–90)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An architect and designer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia, when it was part of the Russian Empire (1721–1917), Berthold Lubetkin (1901–90) trained in Moscow at VKhUTEMAS (Higher Art and Technical Studios), the state-sanctioned design school. He...

A Quiet Conversation Among Things: Memory, Agency and Materiality at the End of History

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Critical Design : Senezh Studio and the Communist Surround

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...When groups of artists and designers met at Senezh in the winter of 1990, they were met with an unusual proposition. Since 1964, artists had redesigned specific objects and sites, such as pedestrian walkways on the Moscow ring road...

Art, Technology and Design in the Soviet Thaw

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Critical Design : Senezh Studio and the Communist Surround

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...It was a time of great dreams, unexpected initiatives and brave beginnings. The general ideological premise of our work was thus: to engage artistic projecteering to restructure the material environment of our society in order to promote...