Anna Butenko

Project: Peace and War in Public Space (2011)

research theme: Public Space
Directors: Michael Schindhelm, Yuri Grigoryan

Architect Anna Butenko is from Moscow. She studied in the Public Space studio with Michael Schindhelm and Yuri Grigoryan, and worked on relationships between different social and ethnic groups in Moscow. She compared migration and ethnic makeup of Moscow with other major world cities of a similar size, and investigated how xenophobia and violence between different ethnic groups can be reduced. She suggested that the authorities needed to do more to promote tolerance and dialogue among the different groups in the city. Anna currently teaches at Strelka, continuing to work as a freelance architect.