The first exhibition of the Design Museum’s 2017 programme marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. 

gustav-klutsis-photomontage-lithography-on-paper-1924-ne-boltai-collection
Gustav Klutsis, Photomontage, lithography on paper, 1924. Ne Boltai! Collection.

The new display, open from the 15th March, will explore several unbuilt architectural landmarks in Moscow from the 1920’s and 1930’s following the Russian Revolution.

These uncompleted projects that are featured in the exhibition include the Palace of the Soviets, planned to be the world’s tallest building, and Cloud Iron, a network of horizontal skyscrapers.

Imagine Moscow aims to explore Moscow as it was envisioned by architects in the 1920’s and 30’s and will feature rarely seen material.

The exhibition will aim to present an idealistic vision of the Soviet capital that was never realised.

Each of the projects used in the exhibition will present a theme that is relevant to life and ideology including collectivisation, urban planning, aviation, communication, industrialisation, communal living and recreation.
Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution will be on display at the Design Museum from the 15th March until the 4th June. For more information visit: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/imagine-moscow

 

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