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Reinterpreting Marzahn, Berlin & Petržalka, Bratislava: From Process of State Socialist Utopia to Utopia of State Capitalist Process

  • Housing estates were fundamentally conceived upon state socialist utopia ideas to provide standard housing for citizens. While former state socialist housing estates have been extensively researched in the field of architecture, urban and sociology studies, there is still a gap in identifying how production processes affect morphological changes during the post-socialist era. This thesis comparesHousing estates were fundamentally conceived upon state socialist utopia ideas to provide standard housing for citizens. While former state socialist housing estates have been extensively researched in the field of architecture, urban and sociology studies, there is still a gap in identifying how production processes affect morphological changes during the post-socialist era. This thesis compares the processes in the production of the largest housing estates of Marzahn in GDR and Petržalka in Czechoslovakia from 1970 to 1989 through contextual analysis of primary and secondary sources, which include visual maps, diagrams from professional architecture and planning journals, government documents and textbooks, as well as academic journals, books and newspaper articles. Then it discusses how these processes inadvertently created conducive conditions affecting their development in the market economy after 1989. It then interprets the results through application of Actor-Network Theory and Historical Institutionalism, while conceptualising them through David Harvey’s dialectical utopianism theory. Harvey (2000) delineates two types of utopia, one of spatial form and one of process. The former refers to materialised ideals in physical forms whereas the latter refers to the ongoing process of spatializing. The thesis aims to show how the production of Marzahn in GDR was more path dependent on policies established in 1950s and 1960s whereas Petržalka was a product of new Czechoslovakian policies in 1970s, changing aspects of the urban planning process, a manifestation of a more emphatic technocratic thinking on a wider scale. This ultimately influences the trajectories of development after 1989, showing more effects in Petržalka.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Author: Azmah Arzmi
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.4392Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20210315-43927Cite-Link
Referee:Jun Prof Daniela ZupanGND, Dr Julia Gamberini, Prof Dr Martin PekarORCiDGND
Advisor:Prof. Dr. Max Welch GuerraGND, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Matej SpurnyGND
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2021/03/12
Date of first Publication:2021/03/12
Date of final exam:2020/12/16
Release Date:2021/03/15
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Granting Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik [bis 2014 Fakultät Architektur]
Institutes and partner institutions:Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik [bis 2014 Fakultät Architektur] / Professur Raumplanung und Raumforschung
Tag:Czechoslovakia; GDR; centralized planning; mass housing estates; state socialist utopia
GND Keyword:Kulturerbe
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Sozialwissenschaften
900 Geschichte und Geografie
BKL-Classification:02 Wissenschaft und Kultur allgemein
15 Geschichte
70 Sozialwissenschaften allgemein
74 Geographie, Raumordnung, Städtebau
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung-Keine Bearbeitung (CC BY-ND 4.0)