Public Spacestudio at Strelka Institute, 2010-2011
First year’s research of Strelka Institute was focused on the city. Projects ranged from local subjects: preservation of local architectural heritage and creation of public spaces, to more widescale ones: reorientation of the country’s energy sector and the thinning out of the Russian regions.
The goal of the Public Space Studio's research, led by Yury Grigoryan and Michael Schindhelm, was to produce a snapshot of public space in the Russian context — vast expanses of open space and architecture of improvisation. The theme looks at public space in the Russian context – the vast expanses of open space that are the legacy of monumental Soviet planning, and the architecture of improvisation that the arrival of the market economy prompted in these spaces.
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DIRECTORS Yury Grigoryan, Michael Schindhelm
SUPERVISOR Fedor Novikov
STUDENTS Anna Butenko, Andrei Goncharov, Maria Gulieva, Daria Nuzhnaya, Sergey Shoshin, Jezi Stankevich, Anna Trapkova