Surveillance Society

This project focuses on the core conflict: the conflict between the wish for privacy and the desire of convenience. The choice between one or the other will have a fundamental importance not only for the lives of individuals, but also for urban planning. City policies based on a love for freedom and privacy will produce a completely different urban condition than those praising efficiency and convenience.

The USSR played a key role in the history of surveillance; it was also a country of permanent personal discomfort. Therefore we present the Muscovites, dwellers of the Russian capital, who will choose between the protection of privacy and the trading exposure for long-awaited convenience. The character of the next great transformation of Moscow will depend on this very choice.
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