Cold War vs. architectural exchange: Belgrade beyond the confines?
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The Cold War era created a gap between two opposing ideologies manifested on all social, economic and spatial levels. However, cities and their material expression maintained their significance, acting as valuable ideological resources. The specific position of Yugoslavia during the Cold War shaped the political background in which Belgrade and its planning and architectural scene developed intensive professional activities and international interactions thus overcoming global tensions. Covering the period from 1948 until 1980, this article identifies the main channels of professional exchange and dissemination beyond the constraints of the Iron Curtain, as well as their influence on the production of urban space in Belgrade.
Source:Urban history, 2015, 42, 4, 622-645
- Cambridge University Press
- 'Cities and Transnational Interaction. The Cultural Contacts between West and East European Urban Centres during and beyond the Cold War'. University of Tampere and funded by the Academy of Finland (2010-13)