Living Spaces is an exhibition examining the creation and modern inhabitation of the modernist mass housing complex “Trakiya” of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The main exhibition of the international festival One Architecture Week, the content is based on my Fulbright research conducted in 2014 – 2015. Located in an former supermarket, the exhibition moves in and out of scale, presenting the points of view of the architects who designed it and the inhabitants that live there. Visitors begin with the apartments and move from private spaces to shared spaces experiencing and interacting with the changes made over the years that have drastically altered the atmosphere. The stereotype of the grey and faceless form of housing fades, and a productive and vibrant environment is revealed.
The exhibition garnered media attention nationally and internationally, seeing thousands of visitors in its 10 day installment. Living Spaces and smaller renditions of it, are currently being set to travel within Europe.