The collective is a non-governmental organisation from Kyiv, Ukraine which aims to work with different stakeholders such as communities, citizens, the government and experts to research the city through art, architecture and urban research. It’s members are from very different disciplines and gather together spontaneously for different projects and challenges.

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Anna Dobrova
She is an urbanist and architect from Kyiv. She graduated from the Technical University of Vienna with the focus on participatory approaches in research and architecture. Having an architectural background she often works with the public space and people, who use it. Currently lives in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

Dmytro Isaiev
He is an architect from Kyiv. He has studied Studio Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA) in the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. His architectural practice is based on the context-oriented approach, on respectful attitude towards nature and local communities. Currently lives in Kyiv and Vienna.

Dmytro Prutkin
He is a Kyiv-based documentary filmmaker and graphic designer.
He presents his works as ‘field recordings’ of modern society, using photo and video for this purpose.

Maria Semenenko
She is a co-founder of independent cultural space and bar ‘Do Culture’ in Moscow (since 2017). She is also co-organizer of international documentary activist film festival ‘Delai Film’ (do film) in Moscow. Mariia has studied in Strelka Institute for media, architecture and design in Studio of urban culture and The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences in Public History. In her work Mariia uses the methods of community involvement, archival research and oral history.

not enough building

Natural micro rayon’s life course reconsidered in Dominoes, which is very popular among local inhabitants. Similar to the game which has its origin data sets, which are equal to all players, inhabitants transform the micro rayon space, using inherited infrastructure, converting a distinct grid into the uncontrolled chaos. Each new game illustrates one of the scenarios of Gldani development. Dominoes finishes with “block” or “dead end” when all the players are deprived of the possibilities to make further move. Maybe “block” is one of the possible futures of Gldani when there will be no space for move left.
The project is accompanied by a film – documentation of our observations as for how Gldani district is living. We saw this place as a network of horizontal contacts and at the same time as a hierarchical system of values.


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