Narkomfin: join architect Alexei Ginzburg for a night celebrating the best of Russian Constructivism

Narkomfin: join architect Alexei Ginzburg for a night celebrating the best of Russian Constructivism

8 March 2018

Calvert 22 Foundation is holding a special evening with Fontanka and architect Alexei Ginzburg for a one-off talk celebrating Russia’s iconic Constructivist architecture.

Alexei will be giving his insights into Narkomfin, the 1929 Constructivist masterpiece designed by his grandfather Moisei Ginzburg, and discussing the restoration of Constructivist architecture.

He will also use the event on 9 March to present two books by Moisei that have recently been presented in English for the first time, including a facsimile publication of the landmark 1934 book Dwelling. The book sheds light on the philosophy and theory of Soviet architecture and the significance of the Narkomfin. Starting with a broad survey of habitation in different cultures and traditions, Ginzburg elucidates the ways in which he and his colleagues tried to adapt and apply architectural solutions to the new demands of Soviet life.

The talk, which will be held at the Calvert 22 Bookshop in Shoreditch, will be followed by a Q&A with Alexei and Will Strong, Programme Manager at Calvert 22 Foundation.

For more information, or to buy a ticket for the event on Friday 9 March, 7pm, visit the Calvert 22 Foundation website by clicking here.