ARMCHAIR TRAVEL: WHAT DOES ARCHITECTURE TELL US ABOUT THE RUSSIANS?
Wednesday 21 July 2021
For July’s Armchair Travel event, we are delighted to welcome Professor Alexei Leporc, Curator of Western European Art at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Alexei was previously Professor of 15th to 20th century West European Art and Architecture at St Petersburg European University, and is a regular and popular face on our annual St Petersburg alumni tour.
Alexei will explore Russian architecture against a social, artistic, economic and political panorama, questioning whether architectural heritage plots a nation's history or shapes its culture and examining the relationship between national character and national architecture. He will even ask whether the age old canonical forms such as onion domes, hipped roofs and non-stop ornamentation are actually Russian.
This event will be recorded and will be available to view on our website after the event.