Sofiya Dyak

The Legacies of Others. Dealing with Historic Cityshapes in Soviet Lviv and Communist Wroclaw

In this presentation I would like address one issue and relate it to two cases. The issue
is how a new image and city’s identity is created after a radical change of authorities and
population and what is the relation with built environment in such project. Two cases
are both similar and different. Lwów/Lviv and Breslau/Wroc?aw changed its state
affiliation due to the war and their population almost completely changed, because of
Holocaust and post-war deportations. At the same time, Lviv cityscape survived
extraordinary well. The material fabric had suffered little damage, while the population
has changed dramatically.
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