The seminar explores the role of urban spaces in shaping and reflecting the cultural, social, and political changes that took place in the Soviet Union during its formative years. It delves into how early Soviet literature and film depicted urban spaces as symbols of modernity and progress, mirroring the revolutionary spirit of the time. The seminar also considers the ways in which early Soviet urban narratives were influenced by broader urban planning and development initiatives, and how they contributed to the formation of a new socialist urban identity.
The seminar presents an opportunity for participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of the multinational cultural and artistic innovations that emerged during the early Soviet era. They can explore how literary and cinematic forms were employed to express revolutionary ideals and create new modes of cultural expression.