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Monday, March 27, 2017

"Model Moskvarium"

4:15 PM
Lebus Court, Lebus 113
Pomona College
145 E. Bonita Ave.
Claremont, 91711
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(909) 607-2221

Presentation by Juliet Koss, associate professor of art history, Scripps College In an article in the Soviet newspaper Pravda in 1932, Sergei Tret'iakov proposed the construction of a new building for Moscow. It would be a "Moskvarium," a word conflating Moscow and planetarium, and within it a giant, constantly changing architectural model would depict the historical, present-day, and future city of Moscow. An agglomeration of technological wonders in a stunningly modern building, it would render a series of spatial and temporal inversions in architectural form, from its visitors' aerial view to the complex forms of time travel it would allow them to undertake. At a pivotal moment in Soviet history, this architectural arrangement and its marvelous mechanisms showed time and space being miraculously, impossibly upended.

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