Aneta Vasileva is an architectural historian, critic and publicist, based in Bulgaria. She holds a Ph.D. in architectural history and theory, specializes in postwar architecture and preservation of architectural heritage and is assistant professor at the “History and Theory of Architecture” Department of UACEG – Sofia.
Aneta has been a contributor to the international EU Programme ATRIUM (Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the XXth Century in Urban Management), to the Trans-European Research “Competition Culture in Europe” and most recently – to Buzludzha’s Conservation and Management Plan, funded and organized by Getty Foundation and Deutsches Nationalkomitee von ICOMOS. Aneta is a member and secretary of DOCOMOMO Bulgaria (a non-profit international organization for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) and co-founder of WhAT Association (a multidisciplinary platform, dedicated to contemporary architectural criticism, the organization and evaluation of architectural competitions, architectural research and design).
Recently she has contributed to “The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960 – 2015” (2022), to “Competition Culture in Europe 2017 – 2020. Final Report” (2021) and has published, among others, “Proletarian Luxury. Architecture in the Name of Stalin. The case of Dimitrovgrad” in “Cold revolution. Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948–1959” (2020) and “Elitist or egalitarian? Stefka Georgieva and the peculiar face of Bulgarian “socialist” brutalism” in “Stefka Georgieva: Architektin der 1960er Jahre in Bulgarien” (2019).