As part of our collaborative investigation of Slavyanskiy Mir on the 9th, we’re creating a map of the market and starting a Slavyanskiy Mir page on Wikipedia.
Slavyanskiy Mir is an informal, partially open air market and bus station in Moscow. It sits at the “border” of what is considered old and new Moscow.
Invisible Borders Lab is a 5-day co-design, performance and learning experience hosted at the Strelka Institute, examining unseen borders (urban, social and mythical) in Moscow. Participants will investigate people’s perceptions of borders in the city through techniques such as urban mapping, social research, game design, location-based digital narratives, social network analysis, visualization, dance and performance.
Moscow is a city without ethnic enclaves, but it has ethnic nodes in the form of local cafe communities. Anna Rocheva has been working with a team to study migrants’ perceptions of Moscow.
Petr V. Ivanov of the Higher School of Economics shared his experience studying courtyards using a hand-drawn visual.
20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union several young directors come to the borders of previously united countries. Their personal stories dedicated to people, who find a way to remain united, despite the new borders.
Science art as an area of complex investigation that leads humanity to a new world view. Art/artist has the ability to enter the territory of the experiment science of trial and error.
“Bodies in urban spaces” is a performance intervention which tries to uncover and challenge restrictions to movement and behavior in the city.
Saskia Sassen’s research deals with the existence and formation of borders and of cities as frontier zones.
Thinking about maps, the first thing to come to mind is political borders. The delineations between countries, between spaces and between people which in an age of globalization make mobility more a challenge than one could hope.