Ksenia Litvinenko

Ksenia Litvinenko (Russia)

Affiliated Researcher, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space
Visegrad Scholarship at OSA
Attendance Period: 
Feb/2024 - Apr/2024
Research Title: 
Soviet Mobile Architecture: Enabling Colonial Resettlement, Displacement and Extractivism in Western Siberia, 1960–1993
Research Description: 

This project will further elaborate Litvinenko’s postdoctoral (habilitation) project, “Accommodating Exctractivism: Mobile Architecture and Rotational Urbanism in Western Siberia, 1980-1992,” critically interrogating the legacies of late Soviet extractive urbanism and its relationship to indigenous communities in Western Siberia through the lens of mobile architecture and material culture.

Dr. Ksenia Litvinenko is an architectural historian. She earned a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Manchester in 2023, supported by the President’s Doctoral Scholar Award and the German Historical Institute Doctoral Fellowship. Litvinenko’s current personal and collaborative research concerns the institutional history of the architectural profession in the late Soviet Union, transnational mobilities of architecture, technology, and knowledge in the last decades of the Cold War, and architectural governance of mobility and sedentism.