Day 4 with TYIN: On Site Construction in Mitino

We finally got ourselves (and all the materials) to the site in Mitino, where the team began ‘constructing with wood 101′ – sawing, drilling, and avoiding self mutilation.

It seems that creating a social dialogue through design began with the process of being in and occupying the space, which instantly transformed it from its former ‘negative’ perceptions into something communal, productive and positive.

The team worked hard all day, demonstrating impressive enthusiasm and commitment. We had many onlookers, lots of questions and comments, praise from babushkas … some people even joined us!

A local repairsman
 
 
A local deputy

A future partizan! (That’s his dad in the background, for anyone looking at this with concern).
 
 
PS
The better images in this post are by the very talented Alex Melnikov.
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