Dimitrij Zadorin

Writer and lecturer on Soviet architecture and urban planning, focusing on post-war modernism, mass housing, and the city of Minsk. Co-author of Towards the Typology of Soviet Mass Housing and curator of the exhibition ‘Modernism – an Unfinished Project: Reconstruction of the city centre of Minsk in 1960-1970s’. Currently completing the Architectural Guide Minsk for DOM Publishers.

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Defragmenting omnipresence

The struggle to preserve Soviet standard housing

The functionalist housing built across the USSR in the 1960s is one relic of the past that is here to stay. Architects must take an interest in these increasingly decrepit buildings, which despite lack of architectural merit are popular with residents.

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