Xenia Makarova

Project: Sochi as Status Indicator (2011)

research theme: THINNING
Directors: Joseph Grima, Jiang Jun

Graphic designer Xenia Makarova is from Moscow. She studied in the Thinning research theme with Joseph Grima and Jiang Jun. Xenia explored the case of Sochi and the new construction around the Winter Olympics, asking whether or not such construction will be in demand when the Olympics are finished. She looked at the example of Matsesta resort, which has been overshadowed by the new construction, and suggested that the resort is about to lose its unique atmosphere, and that efforts should be made to conserve it before it becomes too late to do so. Xenia currently lives in France.