In the "Bookmark" section, Life around shows sites, instagram pages, public and telegram channels - not necessarily popular, but interesting, funny or beautiful. In this issue, the community on VKontakte Aesthetics of Educational Institutions publishes photographs of universities, schools and colleges in the post-Soviet space every day.
Text: Sofia Cheryomukhina
"Aesthetics of educational institutions"
"Aesthetics of educational institutions" was created by Anastasia Gorbaneva and Maria Levchenko when they were in their first year at the Faculty of Psychology. “We took the idea of the community from the ceiling. Literally! We studied in the oldest building of the university. At one of the lectures we were struck by the deplorable state of the ceilings of the audience, and we decided to create a public on the interiors of educational institutions, as a way to pay attention to the condition of the building and find something aesthetic even in ruin, "the girls say.
Through public, the authors want to force the subscriber to look at their alma mater in a different way, to cause nostalgia for school and student years, or to give an opportunity to look into the educational institution, if it is just entering.
Initially, Anastasia and Maria themselves photographed the educational institutions of their city. Now every day they publish pictures of their subscribers. "We have always been interested in how things are in other educational institutions, in what atmosphere pupils and students live during their studies. Each audience is saturated with its own history and spirit, but we were always most attracted by those that make us feel peaceful", - community administrators say.
At first, the public did not gain popularity, but became popular with the advent of the new administrator Tikhon. He began to write to strangers 16-22 years old on VKontakte with a request to share photos of his school, school, university or academy. Now the community has gathered 40 thousand people.
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