Xenia Adjoubei

First Year Design Tutor

Xenia specialises in design and research in areas of architecture, urbanism and culture. In 2012 she helped found the Moscow School of Architecture, MArch, together with Robert Mull and Eugene Asse, where she was lead tutor for five years. At MArch her studio explored themes such as Architecture and Power, Territory of Childhood, regenerating industrial areas in Moscow, teaching together with Alexander Brodsky (which Peter Markli as Guest Professor), and Narine Tutcheva (founder of the Restore School in Moscow).

Xenia leads an education and research centre in the largest Art Park in Europe, the Nikola-Lenivets Classroom, which she established in 2017 in collaboration with the Global Free Unit. The Nikola-Lenivets Classroom, is based in rural Russia and carries out research and education on the new rural condition and collective craft practices, exploring repopulation of villages, post-work labour economies, autonomous financial models for culture and how emerging technologies with impact post-agricultural territories world-wide. Xenia is lead researcher in the Global Free Unit, which is a network for education through live projects in contexts of rapid economic and political change, such as refugee and migration crises. 

Xenia runs the Moscow office of AdjoubeiScottWhitby Studio, an architecture practice with projects in culture, public realm and education. Her curatorial projects cover topics such as The Virtual Museum, Degrowth: Architecture Povera, The New Rural: designing a contemporary village and Art as Labour: physical labour and craft in a post-work future. She is associate curator of Professional Programmes in Architecture for the annual Moscow Urban Forum.