Our project is about developing a community of people who are interested in exploring old and creating new ways for retreat, via digital and offline initiative “Sanatorium Premium”.
Eastern bloc countries developed their own vision and infrastructure of care and rest. Previously seen as curiosity, heritage of a bygone era, they are regaining relevance in the conditions of closed borders and rising regulations over body/health.
Existing as an Instagram blog, the project is exploring an alternative vision of what care is and how it is integrated into contemporary society. By organizing events, fieldtrips, parties, talks and creating collections of rituals, meals, architectural details, we avoid romantization or exotization of this phenomena and focusing on infrastructure, preservation and new life.
Eventual ambition/aim of the project is to create spatial strategies for neglected infrastructure of care and restart the sanatorium spaces.
Authors: Sanatorium Premium: Konstantin Budarin, Sofia Saveleva, Timur Zolotoev, Daria Kravchuk / Kultura: Aleksandr Zinovev, Irina Shmeleva, Konstantin Budarin
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