Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution: Image Moscow

Exhibition, Design Museum, London, UK.


From March 15, 2017 until June 4, 2017
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.