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Architecture as a Political Statement: The Heritage of Lithuanians in the Post-World War II United States


After the Second World War, North America became a welcoming refuge for a vast influx of displaced persons departing from Eastern Europe under Stalin’s rule. Among others, the Lithuanian community arrived with nostalgia for their homeland and a profound commitment to fighting for independence. Architecture emerged as a powerful tool for upholding cultural identity of the diaspora.

Vaidas Petrulis, Ph.D, architectural historian and researcher at Kaunas university of Technology in Lithuania, will provide a concise introduction to this relatively unexplored architectural legacy.

This event is in collaboration with Docomomo.

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Monday | 10.30.2023


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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