Back in the USSR. Essay by Maria Kiernan | Irish architecture. The RIAI Annual Review. vol. 5, 2014|2015

While the RIAI marked its 175th anniversary in 2014, there is another significant anniversary to be celebrated in 2015. Some 25 years ago – long before internationalisation became a prominent feature in Irish architecture – Irish and Russian architects engaged in a landmark professional exchange project which led in fascinating cross influences and intercultural dynamics. In 1990 visited the USSR for the first time using an old cliché, it changed my life.

Essay by Maria Kiernan