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Denis Esakov

http://www.denisesakov.com

Stargarder str., Berlin, Germany
Denis Esakov is a Karakol-born photographer and visual artist, who was living and working in Moscow for a long time, currently based in Berlin. Since 2013 Esakov has been participating in group shows. Selected recent group shows include “Legends and myths of everyday life” (Dom Gogolya, Moscow) in 2018, “David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material” (GARAGE, Moscow) – both in 2017, “Simple equality: inner modernism” within the 5th Moscow international Biennale of young art (Ground gallery, Moscow) in 2016

Prachechnaya


Urban abandoned building as a trigger and a place for the formation of a self-organized urban community

Prachechnaya


Urban abandoned building as a trigger and a place for the formation of a self-organized urban community
A self-organized community from an abandoned modernist box creates an eventful alternative space
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Prachecnaya (the Laundry) is an example of architecture “without a merit”, an abandoned typical construction of late socialism. However, both the changes happened to it in last 30 years of decay and its central location motivate to reconsider its potential social input. Now it is a picturesque ruin with a sprouted-out forest within. Architectural development of this place can start with a local self-organization project. The group of citizens will perform a role of a “collective architect” and construct the place for their own purposes and activities. It is not a pop-up, but a permanent fluid environment. The architecture will happen from the very processes of collective experience and will reflect the flexible junctions and relationships among the actors.
Prachecnaya will contribute to the development of architecture by implementing the new framework – from a particular design to a self-organized community creating the place through collective decision making and praxis.


by Svetlana Savinova

by Svetlana Savinova

by Svetlana Savinova

"Post-socialist city #1". Vladimir Tyurin, 1988

Prachechnaya


Urban abandoned building as a trigger and a place for the formation of a self-organized urban community

Prachechnaya


Urban abandoned building as a trigger and a place for the formation of a self-organized urban community
A self-organized community from an abandoned modernist box creates an eventful alternative space
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

Prachecnaya (the Laundry) is an example of architecture “without a merit”, an abandoned typical construction of late socialism. However, both the changes happened to it in last 30 years of decay and its central location motivate to reconsider its potential social input. Now it is a picturesque ruin with a sprouted-out forest within. Architectural development of this place can start with a local self-organization project. The group of citizens will perform a role of a “collective architect” and construct the place for their own purposes and activities. It is not a pop-up, but a permanent fluid environment. The architecture will happen from the very processes of collective experience and will reflect the flexible junctions and relationships among the actors.
Prachecnaya will contribute to the development of architecture by implementing the new framework – from a particular design to a self-organized community creating the place through collective decision making and praxis.


by Svetlana Savinova

by Svetlana Savinova

by Svetlana Savinova

"Post-socialist city #1". Vladimir Tyurin, 1988


Idea by

Denis Esakov
Stargarder str.
Berlin
Germany
Denis Esakov is a Karakol-born photographer and visual artist, who was living and working in Moscow for a long time, currently based in Berlin. Since 2013 Esakov has been participating in group shows. Selected recent group shows include “Legends and myths of everyday life” (Dom Gogolya, Moscow) in 2018, “David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material” (GARAGE, Moscow) – both in 2017, “Simple equality: inner modernism” within the 5th Moscow international Biennale of young art (Ground gallery, Moscow) in 2016