The study compiles correspondence, images, an essay, and plans that document the transitory architecture built during the siege of Maïdan Square in Kiev throughout the Winter of 2014.
As beacons of resistance, city squares have acquired iconic status for political claims, where many temporary autonomous areas changed and challenged the ruling authoritarian regimes. This work documents the occupation of public space, not as a concept of urban theory, but as a reality playing out at a resolutely human scale.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Orientations. Young Swiss Architects” at the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel. This pamphlet is the outcome of a survey carried out by Bureau A (CH) and Bur∅ (UA).
Essay by Daniel de Roulet, translated by Simon Thomas
Photography by Sergey Ferley
Designed by NORM
Published by Boabooks
Second edition, 2015
English, with captions in Russian
48 pages, 36 illustrations, offset, 5.125 × 8.5 inches