July 4. Moscow Hall. 17:15 - 18:15
From a communal flat to a penthouse apartment. Russian housing culture
Perceptions of housing in Russia changed along with the economic and political situation, leaving its mark on culture. Revolutionary and pre-war years were the time of compression, constructivist experiments, communal living. Khrushchev's Thaw, in addition to, or in conjunction with the general uplifting atmosphere was marked by a large-scale project to resettle people in compact, but their own, private apartments. The post-Soviet man began to reach his dream of fairytale castles, houses with turrets, beautiful and, in his opinion, western-like life.
- How has the perception of housing and living environment changed in Russia?
- What kind of culture did the daily life of residents form over the past hundred years?
- How does Russia define ideal housing today? What do residents expect from housing?
- What social and cultural characteristics determine the ideal housing concept?
Professor, dean, Department of Anthropology, EU SPb
Partner, Strelka KB
Russian artist and art theorist