Formations, 2016

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As 1991 continues to recede farther into the past, Central Asia, the former Soviet territory positioned between Russia, China, and the Middle East, is in the process of reinventing itself. Central Asians still speak Russian, but less and less so as they both revive indigenous languages and learn English or Chinese. They remain largely secular, a legacy of official Soviet atheism, but the practice of Islam is growing. The Soviet architectural legacy of concrete public housing remains, but new cities are taking design cues from places such as Dubai, Shanghai, and Kuala Lumpur. Formations is a photographic narrative of this region as it navigates the transitional period between its Soviet yesteryear and a still-undetermined future.

Published by Fabrica
First edition
70 pages
19 x 24 cm
Text by Joshua Kucera
ISBN 978-88-98764-27-3