Red October creative cluster: transformations of industrial territories of MoscowResearch
The Shadow Empire: a tragic tale of one stateResearch
Emptiness with a History (Rossiya Hotel)Research
Desire's Design (Triumph Palace and Prestigious Real Estate)Research
Alien Heart: Transplantation of the CBD Model into Moscow RealmResearch
DEMOCRATIC MICRO-TRANSFORMATIONS: MUTATIONS OF THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE/ SEGREGATION LANDSCAPES
Who is designing Moscow today? What role have design and architecture played since the collapse of the USSR?
The Design theme focuses on understanding the physical transformations that Moscow has undergone since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Who is actually designing the city today and what role have design and architecture played during the past two decades of political and social transition? The theme takes a very broad definition of design as its base – the intention to change or enhance a space by adding value to it. The idea is to scrutinize a number of new and changed spaces and create a so-called “Eclectic Atlas of Moscow” that catalogues the capital’s transformation in the past two decades.