The Depository of Forgotten Monuments
The depository of forgotten monuments addresses the urban paradox of the constant need for renewal. It is a hybrid between the outdated museums versus the current contemporary galleries. It is a curatorial position on how the new may exist with the old. It looks to the logic of the grid as an organizational tool for the fragments that will be generated from the constant tension between the Museum and the Gallery. The form and program are constantly in flux with one another. The zig zag between the two is addressed with the system of scaffolding which has over time been the most excepted system to understand renewal. The external image of the gallery will never match the activities carried out within as the external image is completed by various forms of scaffolding and the internal programs are subdividing the forms. It does so to expose the current political situation in Moscow which is neither fully controlled nor fully liberated but is the in between of both which has forced awkward mutations of constantly transgressing external forms and internal programs. These transgressions are depicted over time in the depository to generate the process of urban renewal that Muscovites desire.