The following essay was written for a conference in Moscow earlier this year to celebrate the centenary of the foundation of Vkhutemas, the Higher Artistic and Technical Studios, set up in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. As you will see I dedicated it to the memory of my old friend the architect Yuri Pavlovich Volchok (28 February 1943–6 July 2020) who was a Professor at The Moscow Institute of Architecture, and former head of the Scientific Institute for the Theory and History of Soviet Architecture. It is published in the Journal of Architecture. For a response, the editors sent it out to some contemporary architecture students. Their thoughts follow on at the end.
As part of the commemoration I was interviewed by TRT World, an English language Turkish TV station which you can watch here:
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