Our seventeenth Standing-Room Only Lecture will have Polina Godz coming up from New York to talk about the Higher Art and Technical Studios, better known by their acronym VKhuTeMas, and even better known as the early Soviet counterpart of the Bauhaus. Polina will discuss the parallels and the differences between the two institutions with the focus on the role of typography in the school’s artistic output and the ways in which it reflected the shifting artistic and political context.

Our speaker, Polina Godz, is an art director at the Tribune magazine, and a graphic designer at Jacobin magazine. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a BA in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University. Originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine, she was a part of the Type@Cooper Extended program in 2020–21.


Twenty-five tickets are available for $15 each.

Date and Time
Thursday, January 26 at 7p
Doors open at 6p for mingling.

Katherine Small Gallery
108 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143 [map]

Standing-Room Only Lectures aim to present short talks about graphic design, typography, and collecting. The lectures are kept to about twenty minutes because—true to its name—the series takes place in our standing-room only gallery. So, wear comfortable shoes and bring a short attention span.

We will be checking ticket reservations at the door. Don’t bother printing your ticket as we can look you up by name. We will have a stand-by line at the door for this event. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have reserved a ticket for this event, please note that it will guarantee your place until 6:55 pm on the day of the event.

Will this talk be recorded or available for streaming?