Hidden Cities

Photography  I  Architecture  I   2018

Remove the negative and discover the brutal charm of European suburbia !

Modernist housing estates erected in the suburbs of European cities after WW2 have been ignored and neglected for decades. Although they are home to the vast majority of urbanites, many would rather they were invisible. This instant film-inspired photo set allows you to unveil some of the most hidden and controversial urbanscapes of the former Eastern Bloc and beyond, such as Cheryomushki in Moscow, Marzahn in Berlin, Chomiczówka in Warsaw or Thamesmead in London...

Hidden Cities by Zupagrafika are instant film-inspired photo-boxes including architecture snapshots to unveil a short history of post-war modernist estates. Each box contains eight interactive cards that resemble Polaroid 55 sheet films – peel the negative apart and reveal the hidden cities. Pictures are taken by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka (aka Zupagrafika), with special contributions by local photographers. The negatives are reusable: they can be removed and repositioned repeatedly.

Author: Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka)
Contributors: Alexander Veryovkin, Peter Chadwick: commissioned photography
Publisher: Zupagrafika © 2018 for all images. All rights reserved.

Hidden Cities