Flaneur Issue 06: Boulevard Ring, Moscow


Publisher Edition Messner

ISBN 9772196537004

Idea Code 16537

Diverging from the principle of focussing on one street, Flaneur succumbs to Moscow’s underlying cosmological blueprint: the city is in this issue made up of orbits. The Boulevard Ring is the first orbit and on it five bubbles are chosen that encircle the Kremlin. These bubbles are not just places – they are constellations, principles, motifs for exploration. Featuring Arbatskaya Square, Pushkinskaya Square, as well as a personal journey of Ksenia Golubovich. Photographer Stas Galaktionov explores the underground vibes of one of the last remaining squats in the neighbourhood. Moscow Waters has a contribution by Grashina Gabelmann and artist Judith Sönnicken considers the mental architecture of disappearing and reappearing structures. The last chapter considers the future as much as the possible futures of the past, the crossroads that haven’t been taken, through a collection of poems, short stories and visuals.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 34 cm, pb, English