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Cultural series lecture – Hanoi’s iconic khu tập thể (condominiums) – FULL

September 24, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


THIS LECTURE IS FULL BUT PLEASE RSPV FOR THE WAITING LIST.  We are checking if there are any cancellations in which case we will fill spaces from the waiting list. So its always worth RSVPing

We all adore Hanoi’s condominiums (khu tập thể), their community feel and amazing photographic atmosphere.  And they hold very deep and special memories for the Hanoi people. To others they are one of Hanoi’s most iconic symbols ranging from crumbling ochre yellow walls to concrete greys.

There are of course a number of academics who research into the history and society of the khu tập thể complexes. And one is Vietnamese artist, art researcher and lecturer Trần Hậu Yên Thế (also 1 of the 16 Phúc Tân walk public art artists). He has delivered 2 lectures for FVH over the past few years on the wrought iron balconies and facades of Hanoi houses, and the Nghe).

Join us for an afternoon’s presentation on everything to do with the khu tập thể from why these communal living areas arose, to how they were built, the principles behind these neighbourhoods to the social influences and architectural styles.  From 1958 to 1990 the khu tập thể complexes covered over 4,000 square metres of Hanoi’s urban area.

Thế will speak in VN and Dr Trần Đoàn Lâm will translate into ENG.

Venue: (some of you know it well now) is in fact very appropriate being in the middle of a big condominium complex so there is no better place to hold this presentation. We will be inside what what Thế and Lâm will talk about.

Dinh Lang Viet group meeting space, room 107, house D4, Trung Tu collective area, Dong Da district, Đặng Văn Ngữ street. near Xa Dan lake, near Xa Dan street. Detailed venue information on exact location with venue photos will be sent to those who sign up. 

RSVP to stella@fvheritage.org

Space for up to 25 people.

250,000 VND pp to cover contribution to the venue, hosts and there will also be some refreshments at the end of the talk


An idea of time and distance direct by car:
From Syrena in Xuan Dieu – about 20 mins 7-8 kim
From Truc Bach – about 16 mins 5-6km
From Lotte – about 12-14 mins 5km



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September 24, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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