Moscow may be a land-locked city, but it is flooded with waterways, which have played an important historical role. For example, the waterways acted as natural barriers against siege, and isolated some sections of the city from others. Traditionally, as the city expanded, new settlements sprung up along waterways. Today waterways are not often used… Read More city of islands within islands 2
The winter of 2011-2012 marked a tense and exciting period in Moscow. For the first time since 1991, people entered the streets en masse to demand change in their government. During this period, I went for walks in the streets of the city with its residents. “City of Islands within Islands,” a ‘samizdat’… Read More city of islands within islands 1
On Sunday, May 6, 2012, as part of the city-wide Delai Sam (DIY) Urban Festival, 10-15 participants will engage in a “Sociological Party-Marathon” in the Palevsky Zhilmassiv, Saint Petersburg’s oldest cooperative community. The idea is for people to open up their homes to strangers, and to enjoy food and drinks, while they discuss important aspects… Read More sociological party marathon
Here I am in Moscow’s Bar Strelka, being interviewed about my impressions of my first 3 months in Moscow. I like Moscow, if by like I really mean I’m scared of Moscow. Moscow is really scary to me, but that’s also exciting. It reminds me of New York in a really odd way, like when… Read More into the creamy center
Over 10 days in Tokyo, Alexander Novikov, Silvia Franceschini, Carlos Medellin and I got into the city, its history, its tastes, its metabolism. It was a joy to work with two architects and a curator. Here is what we learned. Special Thanks to Juan Pablo Gomez for your patience and expertise in editing!