DARK ECOLOGY 2015
Interview Tatjana Gorbachewskaja and Katya Larina
27 November 2015 - Ledokol Club, Murmansk, Russia
Tatjana Gorbachewskaja (RU) is an architect and urbanist, who grew up in Nikel, Russia. Before starting her own praxis in 2014, Gorbachewskaja worked as architect and leading designer at UNStudio in Amsterdam, under Van Berkel & Bos. Tatjana is currently a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Design School in Offenbach, Germany. Her research hones in on the phenomenon of a ‘New Materiality’, as a multi-scale field for application design. Gorbachewskaja has been awarded multiple fellowships and prizes: the National Organisation of the Education Promotion for Architects, Russia; Goethe Institute, Russia; German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, Germany; Centre of Contemporary Art and Sustainability CACiS, Spain and Creative Centre Arteles, Finland.
Katya Larina (RU) is an architect and urban designer who received her Master’s degree in Landscape Urbanism from the Architectural Association, London. Larina has been co-directing a series of independent workshops for the past four years. She has also been invited as an expert and guest lecturer at Institute Strelka and the UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Katya is co-founder of the research and education project U:Lab.spb, which develops tools that are used in the fields of design and analytics of critical urban environments of Russian cities. U:Lab.spb focuses on social economic strategies that combine knowledge from the fields of sociology, economics, urban planning and ecology to foster the redevelopment of Russian industrial cities and knowledge centres.