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soc-leftThe Socialist Heritage (SocHeritage) platform is a BACU Association (Bureau for Art and Urban Research) project supported by ICOMOS ISC20C. It advocates for socialist architecture and art works to be recognized and protected as cultural landmarks and historic monuments.

Currently, the initiative platform is aimed at buildings and site from the former socialist bloc, built between 1933-1991 and the concepts of those years of socialist realism and socialist modernism in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as well as in Central Asia and other regions. The platform intends to collect and provide information on locations and sites, current conditions of conservation, authors including the planning and building history of the socialist legacy.

Working Group on SocHeritage invites architects, urban planners, historians and art historians or conservationists, artists, activists and anyone interested in this issue to contribute and to broaden the platform. Send us any information regarding neighborhoods, buildings, monuments, parks and cultural landscapes or any relevant architectural elements – please don’t forget to specify their location and address. All the information will be published on our website under the name of the author.

Please see links below to digital publications on Socialist Heritage in the CEE:

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You can find on the website descriptions, ongoing projects and initiatives/useful information for conserving valuable landmarks in different countries in the socialist bloc. Some sections include case studies sorted by country, articles, documents and publications.

This is your virtual library where you can find science papers, articles by renowned authors and historical studies that can help you to understand the architecture of the socialist period.