Elitza Stanoeva

The dead body of the leader as an organizing principle of socialist public space:
The mausoleum of Georgi Dimitrov in Sofia

Historical and spatial frame On September 9, 1944, a long period of socialist governance in Bulgaria was begun with the overthrow of the government by the left-party coalition, Fatherland Front. In its aftermath, the city center of Sofia was subjected to an intensive reshaping that aimed at recreating, in visual codes, the new ideological identity …
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