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Makeshift Modernity: DIY, Craft and the Virtuous Homemaker in New Soviet Housing of the 1960s

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Susan E. Reid (PhD University of Pennsylvania) is a Professor of Russian Visual Culture and Director of the Centre for Visual Studies at the University of Sheffield. Her published work has covered topics such as Cold War material culture, design and consumption; audience reception and popular taste; Socialist Realist art and gender; and Soviet modernity and modernism. Her current book project explores everyday aesthetics, socialist modernity and consumption in the Khrushchev-era standard apartment. She is Co-Investigator on the collaborative AHRC -funded research project: ‘Reinhabiting Park Hill: The Modernist Dream Revisited’.

Part of the CamCREES Lent Seminars on Russian and Soviet Mass Culture.

This talk is part of the CamCREES seminars (Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies) series.

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