17.10.2019, Speculative Futures
A Lost Cyber Utopia: What Happened to the Soviet Internet?
Exploring Soviet cybernetics as an alternative narrative of the future.
Judging ‘Architecture of the USSR’ by its covers: 13 remarkable designs from the Soviet magazine
A look at the сover designs of the main Soviet architecture magazine.
The shape of society: Coexisting in Latvia's Soviet apartment blocks
How apartment buildings organize societies.
The Most Notorious Barracks
Mikhail Krug, «Paris» and communal hell of pre-revolutionary architectural monument in Tver
From shacks to castles: the development of Russian Playgrounds
The history of the appearance, content and public perception of playgrounds in the Czarist and Soviet eras
Overshadowed by palaces: A guide to Leningrad Constructivism
What defines Saint-Petersburg’s unique avant-garde architecture and what you should look out for to better understand it?
Narkomfin Forever: House from the Past That Predicted the Future
Historians, curators and educators discuss which of Moisei Ginzburg’s ideas were way ahead of their time, what makes the Narkomfin Building unique and how the upcoming bidding could affect its future
Nadya Nilina: “Terror has been an important factor in the shaping of Russian cities”
Exclusive interview with Nadya Nilina tracing the formation of urban discourse in Russia and setting goals for the future of urbanisation