Ivanovo, Russian Federation

Vladimir Archipov, artist, Moscow
Vynuzhdennye veshchi Ivanovskoi gubernii [Inventions for Daily Needs]
Objects, index cards with quotations from interviews, 2003-04
In the Ivanovo region, the artist collected objects of daily use created by residents to solve one or the other everyday problem.

Sergei Bratkov, artist/photographer, Moscow, with Viktoria Begalskaya, Moscow
Banka supa [A Glass of Soup]
Installation: video, 5 min, photograph, table, chair, 2004
The photo and video were shot in the district of the city of Ivanovo. The title of the work alludes to a key work of Pop Art, Andy Warhol's  "Campbell's Soup" - in the transcription of the situation in Russia today, a sign of poverty.

Interviews: Ines Lasch, journalist, Hamburg
Model: Alexei Kononenko, architect, and Vera Samorodova, photographer, Moscow
Obshchezhitie [Workers' Dormitory Nr. 3]
Model, slide projection, tape recordings, 2003-04
Photos and quotations from 16 interviews with residents of a dormitory with a typical Soviet floorplan show the external and social changes in life from 1974 to 2003.

Yuri Leiderman, artist, Moscow
Fabriki, Zavody, Doma Remesla [Factories, Works, Houses of the Trades]
Installation, 2004
The artist's painting Fabriken, Werke (Fabriki, Zavody) [Factories, Works, Houses of the Trades], created in the 1990s as a symbol of earlier industrial development, is contrasted with examples of current handicraft production that are consciously developed as a partial substitute for lost industry.

Research: Savva Miturich and Sergei Miturich, graphic artist, Moscow/Yuzha
Illustrations: Boris Spiridonov, graphic artist, Moscow
Instructions for Survival
Accordion fold-out, 2003-04
A collection of practices and everyday know-how with which the people of the region earn (additional) income after the disintegration of the industrial employment system.

Bas Princen, photographer, Rotterdam
After Planning #3
4 photographs, color, 2003-04
A photo expedition to "failed" urban paradigms of the second half of the 20th century. Ivanovo is the study's third case, after Belgrade and Tirana.

Elena Samorodova and Vera Samorodova, photographers, Moscow
8 photographs, b/w, 2003
The photo project documents the current situation of a mostly shutdown textile factory in the small city of Puchezh in the Ivanovo region: stopped machines, still existing and new jobs in the factory, portraits of the workers.

Elena Samorodova and Vera Samorodova, photographers, Moscow
Collage Venues
6 photographs, b/w and color, 2003
The photo series shows transgressions of the traditional spatial and aesthetic order caused by new everyday practices that people have developed under conditions of economic insecurity and urban shrinking.

Nicole Schuck, artist, Berlin
Around Ivanovo in 16 Postcard Stories
Installation: wall drawing, postcard series with audio guide, 2003-04
Using a postcard series of monuments in the city Ivanovo from the year 1986, a resident of the city tells stories about these sites.

Sergei Sitar, architect/journalist, Moscow, and Olga Filatova, journalist, Ivanovo
Fabrika Im. 8-go Marta [Factory March 8]
Installation, photo documentation, text, 2003-04
An overview of the history of one of the technically most advanced textile factories in Ivanovo and its former central role in urban life. Today the factory has been shut down and partially converted into a shopping and service center.

Sergei Sitar, architect/journalist, Moscow, and Alexander Sverdlov, architect, Rotterdam
Consensual City
Installation: Wall diagram with attached tripods for objects and text panels, 2003-04
This work describes the circulation of information, actors, and forces that contribute to the formation of the self-image of a post-socialist, shrinking urban space and examines their form language and characteristics.

Alexander Sverdlov, architect, Rotterdam, and Sergei Sitar, architect/journalist, Moscow
Green City
Computer-animated cartography, text and image panels, 2003-04
In an urbanologistic study, the current transformation of the urban space of the small city of Yuzha in the Ivanovo region is captured and formalized - as the possible basis for a new model of the city.