Xenia Adjoubei

Local Expert

Area: Russia

Xenia specializes in research, community engagement and collective design in areas of culture, architecture, and urbanism. Xenia leads an education and research center in the largest Art Park in Europe, the Nikola-Lenivets Classroom, which is a center for research and education on the new rural condition, collective craft practices in a post-work future.

Xenia is the 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, contexts of scarce resources and climate change. 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 labor and craft in a post-work future.

Xenia has a Professional Diploma in Architecture, an MA in Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation. She is currently based in both London and Moscow and speaks English, Russian and Spanish.