International Lecture Series 2: Alexander Brodsky – Works
14 February 2018 | 6.30pm 8.30pm
Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1
The work of Bureau Alexander Brodsky explores collective experience that unites Russians.The cultural richness and formal individuality that defines Alexander Brodsky’s work have established him as one of Russia’s leading architects and artists.
Brodsky is a former member of the group Paper Architects operating in Russia in the 1980s, whose work centred on the refusal to participate in state sponsored production of poor-quality, uniform buildings. The work is characterised by a nuanced understanding and examination of the vernacular, using local materials to produce an architecture that celebrates Russian heritage whilst at the same time acting as a critique. His work thus stands in contrast to the deleterious development currently predominant in Russia.