Maroš Krivý, “Urbanita 86 a kritika sídliska počas neskorého socializmu [Urbanita 86 and the late socialist critique of housing estates],” in Rostislav Koryčánek (Ed.), Paneland, pp. 174–195 (Brno: Moravská Galerie, 2017).

The critique and criticism of housing estates, voiced by architects in Czechoslovakia since the 1970s, culminated in the exhibition Urbanita 86 (1986). Introducing the exhibition’s historical and intellectual background, this chapter examines the diversity of critical strategies on display. Urbanita 86 is situated in the institutional contexts of nationally supervised design studios; reformist efforts to develop novel mass-housing typologies; and the reception of Western postmodernism.