Urbanization and globalization have changed the spatial and temporal identity of a modern person. In my work, I explore Russian dachas as an alien "microcosm", where people flee from cities, large and small, to build a new alternative space of existence. This space turns into compensation, which is necessary for a modern city dweller to reconcile with the daily challenges of modernizing societies.
I was interested in small areas – kitchen gardens and dacha plots – which began to be distributed among Soviet people since the 50s of the past century for cultivating horticultural crops. I was looking for constructed borders, which help dacha owners to fence off from the outside world, creating their own. Dacha buildings made of recycled and improvised materials as well as the area around them often become a personalized living environment, where a person can unlock their creativity in a strange manner.