Levin College Forum Brown Bag Lunch Program
Recovering Lithuania’s Architectural Cultural Heritage: A Presentation from Lithuanian Architect Aurimas Širvys
Note: This event has been cancelled.
Bonda Board Room 254
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
During nearly 50 years of Soviet occupation, buildings that were part of Lithuania’s cultural heritage, such as churches, monasteries, synagogues, and manor homes, were “re-purposed,” destroyed, or neglected. Furthermore, news and education were highly controlled and politicized so that the public only heard a view of the country’s past that was distorted to serve the Soviet state. As a result, much of the country’s cultural heritage was not known or well understood, especially by younger Lithuanians.
Mr. Širvys will discuss how he became interested in helping Lithuania recover its architectural cultural history and some of the restoration projects in which he has participated.
This event jointly sponsored by the Levin College Forum Program and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative.