Landscape Architecture: Rethinking The Future out of a Totalitarian Past

Soviet Union collapsed twenty-nine years ago but the ghost of its totalitarian past lives on, most prominently in the landscape of the country. The brutal architecture of soviet modernism remains in many cities in Ukraine, visually manifesting the bygone ideology of another era. What was supposed to become the past, continues to be present. If urban spaces shape the values of its residents, what does it feel like to live in a post-soviet Ukraine today?
The film explores the past, present, and future of urban spaces in Ukraine and captures the unique historical process of building new communities in the post-soviet landscape.
Ukraine is not alone on this journey of rethinking how urban spaces impact its communities. Polluted air of many Chinese cities, overcrowded streets of New-York, vulnerable to fire neighbourhoods of California. With this short film, Ukraine hopes to join the global conversation about what urban landscape should look like in the 21st century.

  • Roman Blazhan
    Soviet Modernism, Enter Through The Balcony
  • Maksym Kotsiuba
  • Roman Blazhan
    Soviet Modernism, Enter Through The Balcony
  • Mikhail Volkov
    Soviet Modernism, Enter Through The Balcony
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    Art, Architecture
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    4 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
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    ARRI, digital
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Director - Roman Blazhan