Tbilisi architecture biennial

Tbilisi, Georgia

01.11.20


Collapse of the Soviet Union was followed by a rapid privatization of the state owned property. The goal was to reinforce the economy of the state and boost the private sector. At that time the state has got rid of the properties, which were considered to be public by many and had to be accessible to everyone. 


Today we come face-to-face with the paradoxes like a village lake that is privatized and transformed into a trout farm, or a privatized sidewalk of the central street of Tbilisi where one suddenly starts to construct a store. 


Idea of the work was conceived while contemplating about the spaces. The territories of the central streets are by many perceived as a public space. However, in reality, some of them are private property. For example, the sidewalk next to the metro station Rustaveli and an open space on the top of its roof is privatized and belongs to a private person. 


Playground is the first public space where a child establishes communication with others and starts to draw a line between the public and private areas. The project team attempts to bring back officially lost public content of a playground which is now turned into a paradox as well: people can neither approach nor use it.


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