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Russian Avant-Garde: Preservation Challenges & OpportunitiesNatalia Melikova, creator of the The Constructivist Project, shares her experience in photographing, researching, and promoting Russian avant-garde architecture. In addition to a discussion of present-day preservation challenges and opportunities in Moscow, she will describe the creation process behind the recently published Constructivist Moscow Map and the role of city guides in preservation efforts.
- HISTORY: What is the Russian avant-garde and why is it significant?
- RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE: What is the present-day status of constructivist monuments? What are the main preservation challenges?
- THINKING CREATIVELY: What efforts are being made to popularize avant-garde architecture in Moscow?
- THE CASE FOR RENOVATION OVER DEMOLITION: Incentives for, and benefits of adapting, the built environment for modern use, new functions.