J.U.S.TJamming Underused Socialist Treasures is a long-term research project initiated by the Critical Urbanism Laboratory at the European Humanities University in Vilnius, in collaboration with Berlin based research studio ParaArtFormations. The project focuses on exploring the socialist-modernist heritage of East European towns and cities as a primary issue for the future development of the spaces of this region. By being rooted in the specific context of the local built environments, J.U.S.T. seeks to be a springboard for creating new ideas and knowledge about contemporary urban processes, and thus to act as a crucible for new modes of activism and intervention. Underlying the project is a concern for the issue of spatial justice in post-socialist spaces.
Case study : Tauro Ragas
Tag Archives: modernism
In order to understand all complexities behind modernist housing areas of Vilnius from the Soviet times, we started a dialogue with local expert group Archfondas, particularly with Architecture (excursion) Fund section. They provide us excursion maps from the series Perfect … Continue reading →
Short text about ‘Return of the Ghost’ intervention in the Baltia Magazine (Issue 16, Self-Organization) Report by Aistė Galaunytė
J.U.S.T 2 Vilnius / Critical Urbanism Days / 15-18.05.2012 How seven Mayors didn’t kill the Ghost? graffiti on the abandoned beer-bar Tauro Ragas, serve as a trigger to dig into complex past and question blurred future of the once important … Continue reading →
Beer restaurant “Tauro Ragas” / built-in 1974 Architects: Eugenijus Gūzas, Algimantas Mačiulis Original function: the major beer restaurant in Soviet Vilnius (140 places + 180 places in the basement + 90 places on the open terrace + 40 places in … Continue reading →