Czernowitz as a Cultural Palimpsest

Monday, 9 November 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Internal
Dissidents can be not only people, but towns. The architecture of Czernowitz in the Soviet empire was dissident. Walking past these buildings, living in them, you could not help but be infected by their spirit. It was a dissident town which gave us, its inhabitants, lessons in beauty, liberty, duty. Czernowitz was a quotation, from another epoch.

Igor Pomerantsev is an author, poet and journalist based in Prague. In November 2020 he will be a Eurasia in Global Dialogue Visiting Fellow at the IWM.

Comment by Dr. Martin Rohde (University of Halle, Germany)