architecture and politics, democracy, Georgia, post-Soviet, civic architecture
"The citizens of Georgia have been empowered with new opportunities to participate in their own governance through fair elections and the right to hold political demonstrations. I contend that the production of a new type of urban 'theater' can invoke a new political activity. This version of place making requires the ability to 'assemble' at a local and national scale for social and political expression. The program must absorb traditional customs as well as provide the 'playing field for new opportunities to voice political goals."
Dolidze, George, "Democracy in the Post Soviet Landscape" (2009). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 122.
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