MOSCOW: THE RESHAPING OF A POST-SOVIET CAPITAL  /  UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

My master’s dissertation examined the transformation of architecture since the end of communism in Moscow, Russia. Specifically, to further explore how the aesthetics of the city have been dictacted by key political players who have used their influence to reshape the ‘New Moscow’. 

Furthermore, I seeked to understand the importance and meaning behind architecture, and how it can shape the image of a city on a national and international scale. 

The key ideas of the thesis were visual representation, imaginative reconstruction and the production behind the built environment. 

The research was conducted in Amsterdam and Moscow over the course of one year.