Dream about the Resettlement. 2016

The project goal is to resolve the formation of social and urban boundaries between the city, the constantly pushed back industrial zone and the village. It offers to break the dependence of the periphery on the center and to bring back the value of human relationships, relationships of people sharing the land.

The Kapotnya effect. Resettlement 2016

Natural Autonomy.
The residential area of Kapotnya is isolated from the city (Moscow) by the river, the oil plant and MKAD (Moscow Ring Road). Kapotnya’s territory is “invisible” to public transport, political and economic influence of the city center. Thus, Kapotnya naturally becomes a kind of autonomous city inside the city and it allows to think about an experiment.

The Kapotnya effect. Resettlement 2016

Land is a very valuable resource. In the project the empty territory is divided into similar sites by the number of flats in Kapotnya. They are distributed to inhabitants rightfully of use. People become the owners of the city.

The inhabitants receive with the sites basic typified modules of houses which further they can complete by their own efforts depending on their requirements.

Abandoned Houses.
The blocs of flats which were left by inhabitants become public spaces. From mass of residential district, they are transformed to steady elements of the new city. Process of resettlement can happen gradually.

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Olga Tarasova



Olga Tarasova is a visual artist with the architectural background. She was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and in the age of nine moved with her family to Moscow for the professional ballerina career. However, ultimately, she was more passionate about creative art than physical art, so she followed her father’s and brother’s footprints and has become an architect. She graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute in Russia and then from Cornell University in the USA from the Architectural department. Currently she is working in New York City.

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