Asia Bazdyrieva is an art historian and researcher with a specific focus on the ideological underpinnings that are embedded in the spatial organisation and ecologies of public spaces. Studied analytical chemistry in the National University of Kyiv and art history in The City University of New York as a Fulbright grantee. Her research interests span across histories of modernist utopias to trace the liminal spaces, thresholds and grassroots expressions that question the grand narratives. Her recent work includes curatorial research at Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York) and IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives (Kyiv); as well as public talks and writing for art magazines. Co- author of ‘Geocinema’ project, that came to being within The New Normal urban-design think-tank in Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (2018).