The Design Museum marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Imagine Moscow. Open until 4 June, this exhibition explores the city as it was envisioned by a bold generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and early 1930s. Collating together rarely seen material including architectural drawings, propaganda and publications, the presentation puts forward an idealistic vision of the Soviet capital and suggests an alternative, and unrealised reality for Moscow. The show is divided into six thematic projects associated with life in the Soviet Union: collectivisation, urban planning, aviation, communication, industrialisation, communal living and recreation.
1. El Lissitzky, Proun, 1922-23, gouache pencil on paper. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Courtesy of Design Museum.