Montag, 03. Juni 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal

Picturing the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM)

Eröffnung der Fotoausstellung "Picturing the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM): Infrastructure, Resources and Mobility in Siberia"

Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie, Gang B
Universitätsstraße 7, NIG, 4. Stock, 1010 Wien


Dear colleagues & friends,

We wish to warmly invite you to the opening of the photo exhibition: "Picturing the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM): Infrastructure, Resources and Mobility in Siberia", which will take place on June 3rd at 5 p.m. in corridor B of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

To get an idea of what the exhibition is about:

Siberia holds a special place in the popular imagination - romantic images of undisturbed boreal forests and of simple life styles alter with dark notions of exile and slave labor, for some a place "between heaven and hell". The industrial development of Siberia, which had been in full swing

at least since the days of Stalin, typically is not prominently associated with Siberia. Our exhibition intends to fill this gap by focusing on aspects of the built environment that resulted from the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM). This large-scale transportation infrastructure was built in the 1970s and 1980s to extract and transport resources out of the

northern parts of East Siberia and the Russian Far North.

To connect via social media see our facebook-event:

Russian snacks & drinks are provided!

Kind regards,

The exhibition team

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Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie


Tabitha Schnoeller
Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie