Nataliia Mysak


Documenting Ukraine Grants

New Commons

The trajectory of urban and architectural production in Ukraine has undergone certain shifts, reflecting ruptures in the political process when one radical form of urban development replaces another, from centrally planned, built, and managed by the state during the Soviet period to market-driven after Ukraine gained independence in 1991. The documentary developed as part of the project, entitled The Human Chain, explores spatial practices in the production of architecture in/of ruptures, focusing in particular on the processes that followed the most recent “rupture”––the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022. The project aims to outline a new turn in the production of architecture. The concept of the commons becomes a tool for rethinking agencies and interactions between the state, the market economy, and civil society. The project illustrates individual manifestations and trends of alternative forms of architectural production.

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