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The Tallest Building In The World

An evening lecture by Professor Christina Lodder exploring Russian Design and the Palace of the Soviets. Delivered in partnership with GRAD Gallery.

About the course

The Russian Revolution and its cultural aftermath represents one of the most significant moments in our architectural and design history. Now one hundred years on, this lecture series explored the design and wider cultural context of that time, as well as its impact on the present.

In this lecture, Professor Christina Lodder examined the Palace of the Soviets. Beginning with the competition it inspired, with entries from Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, the talk went on to consider the impact it had on Russian design and culture.

Valentina Kulagina, We Build, 1930's, Ne boltai! Collection

Valentina Kulagina, Front cover design by Valentina Kulagina entitled 1st of May in ‘Krasnaya niva’ magazine, 1930, Ne boltai! Collection

Booking information

Adult £10, student/concession £7.50, Members £9

Tickets include admittance to the lecture only. Further details of the next lectures will be announced shortly.

For a five day priority booking period Members have access to a limited number of tickets that are available at a 10% discount before tickets go on general release.


Christina Lodder

Christina Lodder is an Honorary Professor of the History and Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent and President of the Malevich Society. She has written extensively on Russian art of the early twentieth century, including Russian Constructivism (1983) and Utopian Reality: Reconstructing Culture in Revolutionary Russia and Beyond (2013).

Related exhibition

Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, it explores Moscow as it was imagined by a generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and 1930s.

Background image: Palace of the Soviets, courtesy of Schusev State Museum of architecture.