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The Stofflichkeit of the Universe: Aleksandr Bogdanov and the Soviet Avant-garde | Maria Chehonadskih
Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism
Conference, September 1 & 2, 2017
Talk by Maria Chehonadskih
Maria Chehonadskih's presentation focuses on the theory of organization, which Aleksandr Bogdanov and Andrey Platonov developed. In doing so, it also introduces the concept of veshchestvo (which translates as ‘stuff’ or, in German, as ‘Stoff’ and ‘Stofflichkeit’) and of life-building.