Ljubica Spaskovska: The City of international Solidarity

19/9 2023 7 pm

After being widely destroyed by an earthquake in 1963, Skopje is a city that relied on the coming together of others for its structural and social rebuilding. Based on the text she produced for the exhibition guide, historian Ljubica Spaskovska’s lecture will address the ways in which various bodies came together to make Skopje the “City of International Solidarity.” Her work details how a project that initially focused on architectural reconstruction bled into a broader exercise in nation-building that would have lasting consequences for the social and cultural make-up of the city, as is best epitomized by the art collection of MoCA Skopje today.

Free admission. We kindly ask you to register in advance at besucherservice@kunsthallewien.at or directly at the cash desk in Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier. The number of participants is limited.

The event will be held in English.

Due to organizational reasons, our event will not start at 6 pm as originally announced, but at 7 pm.

Ljubica Spaskovska is the author of The Last Yugoslav Generation: the Rethinking of Youth Politics and Cultures in Late Socialism (Manchester University Press, 2017) and 1989. A Global History of Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2019) cowritten with James Mark, Tobias Rupprecht, and Bogdan Iacob. She is a Book Review Editor at Contemporary European History and her recent research on the history of internationalism, non-alignment and development has been published in the Journal of World HistoryContemporary European HistoryLabor History and Nationalities Papers.