“My ‘hunting’ for Soviet Bus Stops started in 2015 and covered all regions of Georgia with soviet bus routes. This small architectural forms represent the vision and style of Georgian architects, designers and artists working in the Soviet Union. They are some of the most interesting heritage of Georgian architecture from Soviet era. It is important to reconsider them and to integrate into use today, especially when such forms, compositions and diversity can be the source of new inspiration.” – Nanuka Zaalishvili
Huck Magazine recently reviewed Soviet Bus Stops in Georgia.
“As the pictures illustrate, no one bus stop is the same. Some are decorated with vibrant mosaics specific to that region – for example, grapes will signify a famous wine region – while others look like they’ve just landed from outer-space. Zaalishvili hopes that in documenting their diversity, others will also appreciate their value and see them as an important heritage of Soviet-era Georgian architecture.”
Read the whole article here.
Nanuka Zaalishvili is a Georgian-based architect and photographer. Her work, Soviet Bus Stops, was recently exhibited as part of Kolga Photo 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Several of her prints from this series are available for purchase.