72 Hour Urban Action takes over PECHATNIKI

First day of our workshop is about to take off to tour Pechatniki – an island neighbourhood in the south of Moscow. I’ll be playing with kids while the students look around and take us seriously. We challenged them with examining the relationship between video, urban interventions and community engagement. So stay tuned to what they come up with on these pages. Meanwhile – being new to Moscow will appriciate local tips on our facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/72HUA. Kisses from strelka studio 2. peace out.

Day 5: Construction with TYIN, kids and participation

Yesterday, everyone was in their groove, and we had a lot of people join our ‘building block’ party. Mostly children, who were super enthusiastic and unstoppable. Nikita was back and his father claimed he had not stopped talking about coming to help us the next day. Two other young boys wandering the area joined us. All the kids helped with painting sanding, sawing and picking up scraps of wood.

 

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.

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TYIN Mitino: Designing Social Dialogue

Today we can say with certainty that half of the workshop is now complete, and sum up the results.

First day was entirely devoted to analyzing the site. Divided into groups, we examined all aspects of terrain, such as distances between objects, human flow, insulation, and even an analysis of the sound context. After a few hours in the sun, tired and sunburned, we all dispersed to our homes to prepare for the morning meeting.

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