Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution: Image Moscow
Exhibition, Design Museum, London, UK.
Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition explores Moscow as it was imagined by a bold new generation of archite s and designers in the 1920s and early 1930s. Drawing on rarely seen material, it presents an idealistic vision of the Soviet capital that was never realised. Large-scale architectural drawings are supported by artwork, propaganda, and publications from the period.
Taken together, these unbuilt projects suggest an alternative reality for the city, offering a unique insight into the culture of the time. Each of the eight projects presented here introduce a theme relevant to life and ideology in the Soviet Union: collectivisation, urban planning, aviation, communication, industrialisation, communal living, and recreation.