Welcome to HMKV's blog.

This blog currently documents a research trip to twelve former Soviet Republics for a new regional project of the Goethe-Institut (2015-17). Earlier entries document the "Afro-Tech and the Future of (Re-)Invention" research trip to Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria (10-25 April 2014, Anne Bergner and Inke Arns), and the INDUSTRIAL on Tour trip to five industrial cities in Poland (27 Sep - 9 Oct 2011, Thibaut de Ruyter, Inke Arns et al.)

Novosibirsk: Area 51 in Akademgorodok

EN Sitting on a café terrace in Akademgorodok (a Soviet city built for Soviet scientists - which actually looks almost exactly like a university campus in the US) I suddenly realize that this constructions looks like a landing spot for U.F.O.s.