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The Design of Public Open Spaces in Historical Saint Petersburg (1800-2000)

Taisiia Makhova, an architect from St. Petersburg, Russia, joins the BSA Women in Design to share an overview of her home city’s public spaces. She will also share perspectives on the position of women working in the architectural community of St. Petersburg.
Taisiia Makhova is pursuing a PhD at Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPUACE) and was assigned to the Department of Architectural and Urban Heritage, where she explores the topic of "Formation of open public spaces of St. Petersburg in the historical and urban planning context of the XVIII-XX centuries." She was recently admitted to the Saint Petersburg Union of Architects and who is currently employed at Studio-17 in St. Petersburg. She studied at Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in the school of architecture. At Studio 17, she is responsible for the design of competitions and actual projects in the field of residential and public buildings. In 2013, she entered the Master’s Studio in the Department of Architectural and Urban Planning heritage in SPSUACE, where she developed research work on the theme of "Open public space in the historic district of St. Petersburg – Kolomna."

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