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Goodbye, Khrushchevki

Soviet Housing in Post-Soviet Europe

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Kicked off the trip today with a long series of flights into Moscow. Tomorrow morning I will visit several Microrayons in the Moscow area, including the Cheryomushki area, which was one of the first Microrayons, and a test bed for many of the typologies later introduced throughout the Soviet Union.

In the evening, I will meet with Ekaterina Plotnikova and Varvara Melnikova from Strelka Institute to discuss my research project into Soviet Microrayons, the Khrushchevka typology, and the future direction of this new and exciting design school in Moscow. Images and a synopsis of the conversation will follow.

For now I will rest from my 30 hours of no sleep and get a fresh start tomorrow morning.