Architect and curator Yuri Avvakumov will introduce his book Paper Architecture. An Anthology and speak about the legendary movement of paper architects, of which the author was a key member.
Yuri Avvakumov will present the English translation of Paper Architecture. An Anthology at the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture. This book is the first comprehensive publication covering the history of paper architecture, a unique phenomenon of the Soviet 1980s. It is published by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art with the support of Andrey Cheglakov Foundation.
Paper architecture is a variation of conceptualism in architecture that circulated in the form of journal publications, exhibitions, and competitions of ideas, and was the product of nonconformist reflection which appropriated languages and tropes of various architectural styles for the creation of multivalent project designs. Paper architecture brings together the visual means of expression typical of fine arts, architecture proper, literature, and theater. The book features texts and works by all the key participants of the movement, including Yuri Avvakumov, Mikhail Belov, Alexander Brodsky, Lev Evzovich, Totan Kuzembaev, Vyacheslav Mizin, Ilya Utkin, and Mikhail Filippov.