Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution This exhibition is now over
Drawing on rarely seen material, Imagine Moscow presents an idealistic vision of the Soviet capital that was never realised. Large-scale architectural drawings are supported by artwork, propaganda and publications from the period. Taken together, these unbuilt projects suggest an alternative reality for the city, offering a unique insight into the culture of the time.
Each of the six projects presented in the exhibition introduce a theme relevant to life and ideology in the Soviet Union: collectivisation, urban planning, aviation, communication, industrialisation, communal living and recreation.
"If you're a fan of Fritz Lang's futuristic Bauhaus- inspired science fiction film Metropolis, then you'll be a fan of Imagine Moscow :Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution" - Diary of a Londoness
"The most striking feature of Imagine Moscow is how contemporary the designs feel. The issues they address too. As the curator Eszter Steierhoffer, puts it: "They're grappling with infrastructure, globalisation, knowledge-sharing, the cult of a leader: many of the things we are grappling with today." And that's part of the fascination of what might have been" and of this exhibition - it helps us to see where we are" - The Times
"The imaginings of Moscow resemble new Jerusalems, and Lenin emerges as a kind of Jesus" - The Observer
"If you need an excuse to visit the Design Museum at its new home, head to Kensington for Imagine Moscow." - Sphere
"Imagine Moscow is both a fascinating look at a forgotten era and a scary interpretation of the present day and future" - Design Week
Exhibition ticket prices
Educational group booking price: £3-£7 per student (groups of 10 or more)
Family (1 adult + 3 children) £17
Family (2 adults + 3 children) £24
Child (6 - 15 years) £5
Children under 6 years free
Last exhibition entry 17:00
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