31 of May - 20 of July, 2018
The Goal of the Actual Laboratory MetaLab was to learn how to investigate the space comprehensively and to understand the local context in order to make informed decisions on the design and implementation of urban projects.
An important accompanying process of the laboratory is the formation and development of a professional community. The participants of the urban laboratory work in a team and they together work out the full cycle of product development and find like-minded people for further cooperation.
The multidisciplinary approach of the laboratory allowed to involve not only the students and professionals in the field of architecture and design but also the representatives of different professions, like-minded people who want to implement and test their ideas in practice, learn more about the city living and environment, and are interested in actual urban processes.
Mariana Zatoliuk, Roman Snihur, Anna Pashynska, Ruslan Burchak, Mariana Baran, Anna Dobrova, Yuliia Rusylo, Khrystyna Konvaliuk, Andrii Zanyk, Oleksandr Khalabailiuk, Yurii Nalyvaiko, Solomiia Butkovska, Ivanka Mazur, Andrii Sydoruk, Mykhailo Muzychka
Sebastian Shlüter, an urban specialist, sociologist
Andrii Shuliar, an urban specialist, architect
Taras Hrytsiuk, a historian
Taras Pastushchuk, an industrial designer
Bohdan Volynskyi, an architectural critic, resident of an urban residence
Vasyl and Mykhailo Rybak, engineers
Post-Industrial in Post-Socialistic.
The “District” of Promprylad Plant.
As part of the project “Promprylad.Renovation”, MetaLab aims to examine the changes caused by the project of revitalisation of this factory from different viewpoints and consider possible scenarios of its future impact on the district, local residents, current, past, and future users of Promprylad. This is about the monitoring of the development of the project “Promprylad.Renovation” and ensuring of its urban function, which MetaLab represents. So, first of all, the relationship between plant and district are in the centre of our attention: earlier both of them were a kind of gap in the project.
So we decided to figure out how Promprylad and the nearby district are related, how do they affect each other, what are the expectations of each other, what are the opportunities for interaction?