Assistant Professor of Interior Design Nadya Kozinets presented a paper this past June at the ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) Summer Convention in Zagreb, Croatia.
The multi-disciplinary convention theme was "Culture Wars" that focused on the ways in which individuals and collectives created or construct diametrically opposed ways of understanding their societies and their place in the world.
Kozinets presented her paper 'The Ideology of a Bed; Connecting Experiences of Privacy with Soviet-Era Single-Family Apartment Design' to researchers from Russia, Germany, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, UK and many other countries.
The research project was aimed to conceptualize a connection between theoretical concepts of privacy and everyday life experiences in relation to culturally influenced spatial practices in mass-produced Soviet era single-family apartments of the 1960 through the 1980s. The research draws on literature and phenomenological reading of films and imagery available on social media.