Edited by: Roberta De Monte firstname.lastname@example.org
Design by: Julia Borissova
Proofreading: Bianca Baroni
The word Dom, in the Russian language, refers to the concept of home, house, a building or household. The basic idea that led the Russian artist Julia Borissova to the creation of these new objects was the willing to reproduce a utopian vision of sprouting houses.
As a model of the maquette has been chosen the ‘house of the mass’, or the so-called ‘Khruschyovka’. Houses of this type were built in Russia in the Khrushchev era and he has been the first to realize the idea of the construction of residences for a large number of people.
The decision to demolish them is very recent: the feeling is that their time has passed, they are consigned to oblivion and are just one example of architectural squalor and social decay. Julia Borissova has decided to remove these elements from their usual context and use them to create theatrical illusions, a collage of real and imaginary life.
The functions of this project are closely related to how we feel, understand and remember the house in which we live. The artist’s intention is to explore the evolution of the concept of the user’s home, which is constantly changing based on how we live in the space that surrounds us.