Panel Discussion

21st Century City: New or Eternal?

15:00 — 17:00
Cross-Sectional Program
Architect's House, Bronze Hall 52 Bolshaya Morskaya st., St. Petersburg

History of architecture and urban construction of the past century has been permeated by the Utopia of the New City. The ideals of Le Corbusier's Athenian Charter, which laid the foundations of modernist architecture, passed through the entire twentieth century and left their mark on the appearance of cities in Russia and around the world. Meanwhile today the urbanistic mainstream is focused in the opposite direction, to the image of European cities of the 19th century.

Can an eternal city be built today? What will become of the modernist city of the 20th century? Is the new urban construction utopia possible?