SocHeritage platform is a ICOMOS ISC20 project that advocates for the recognition and protection of works of architecture and art from socialist times as cultural landmarks and historical monuments. We focus on buildings in the former socialist bloc, built between 1933-1991 in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as well as in Central Asia and other regions. The platform intends to collect and provide information on location and site, current condition of conservation, the authors and the planning and building history of socialist legacy.
You can find on the website descriptions, ongoing projects and initiatives/useful information for conserving valuable landmarks in different countries in the socialist bloc. Some sections include case studies sorted by country, articles, documents and publications. This is your virtual library where you can find science papers, articles by renowned authors and historical studies that can help you to understand the architecture of the socialist period.
ISC 20C Working Group on SocHeritage invites architects, urban planners, historians and art historians or conservationists, artists, activists and anyone interested in this issue to contribute and to broaden the platform. Send us any information regarding neighborhoods, buildings, monuments, parks and cultural landscapes or any relevant architectural elements – please don’t forget to mention their address – or post them on your personal FB, Tumblr, Instagram, Twiter, etc. page using the hashtag #SOCHERITAGE
All information thus collected will be published on our website and included in an interactive map under the name of the contributor.