The Moscow River Age explores the human-river relationship and presents a timeline of stories between 1919 and 2119. The narrative is polyphonic. Many voices come together to reveal how the river and the people who live near it influence each other in multiple ways, and how deeply their lives are intertwined.
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LOCATION Russian pavilion, Milan, Italy
CLIENT Triennale di Milano
CURATOR Paola Antonelli
AWARD III prize, Wax Bee Award
CONCEPT AND DESIGN Yury Grigoryan, Anna Kamyshan, Yury Kuznetsov, Taisia Osipova, Sergei Sitar, Elena Uglovskaya
PROJECT COORDINATION Bogdan Peric
PRODUCTION Anna Bouali, Pavel Kiselev, Ivan Shpak
SUPPORTED BY Dmitry Shvidkovsky, MARCHI (Moscow Architectural Institute), MEGANOM office for architecture
TEXTS Yulia Tarnavskaya
TRANSLATION Lev Kats, Anna Shirokova-Koens
GRAPHIC DESIGN Ivan Stepanenko
CONTRIBUTORS Archimatika,Yana Aliaskarova, Anna Andronova, Julia Ardabyevskaya, Mikhail Beilin, Alexandra Budaeva, Konstantin Budarin, Olga Chernova, CITIZENSTUDIO, Ilya Davydov, Orchestra Design, Zhanna Dikaya, Alexandra Dyachenko, Brian Evans, Maria Fedorova, Mikhail Fedotov, Polina Filippova, Ekaterina Goldberg, HEADS Group, Anna Kamyshan, Arsen Khairov, Marina Khrustaleva, Mikhail Khvalebnov, Anastasiya Kizilova, Boris Kondakov, Olga Konyukova, Vladislav Kulikovskiy, Alina Kvirkvelia, Dmitriy Laptev, Tatevik Mamyan, Natalia Melikova, Edouard Moreau, Rustam Nasriddinov-Bitson, Daniil Nikishin, Alexander Popov, SAGA, Yury Saprykin, Egor Shchurov, Irina Shmeleva, Alisa Silanteva, Sergei Sitar, Artem Staborovskiy, Egor Orlov, Margarita Podgornaya, Sergey Topunov, Elena Uglovskaya, Alexandr Zinoviev
MOSCOW RIVER FRIENDS Architects and artists, journalists and archeologists, environmentalists and physicists, actors and businessmen, politicians and local historians, and thousands of other people who care about the past, present and future of Moscow and its main river, are all friends of the Moscow river. In 2018, architects Yury Grigoryan, Anna Kamyshan, Taisia Osipova and geographer Glafira Parinos created an informal society, The Friends of the Moscow River, in the hope that it would help people feel connected to the rivercand responsible for it.