Donald Weber

Topography of Protest

A series of transitory architecture built as a physical form of urban insurrection during the siege of Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev, 2014. The impromptu barricades depicted here were the consequence of a mass, public, violent, collective act. Many of the structures used tires, sandbags, paving stones and furniture, created by a more structured, self-organizing, and self-governing social body.

These structures – the architecture, or topography of protest – demonstrates the act of public politics itself.

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Zhovtneviy Palace Park

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Dynamo Stadium

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Institutskaya Street

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Maidan Nezalezhnosti, NE corner

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Hrushevskogo Street

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Mariinsky Park

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Bankova Street, Presidential Administration

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Kriposnyi Lane

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Hrushevskogo Street

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Hrushevskogo Street

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Hrushevskogo Street

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Maidan Nezalezhnosti