Volatile Particles: 25 Years After Chernobyl

Olena Sullivan, Mathew Merrett

25 years after the Chernobyl disaster, the notion of a utopian Soviet society is evident in the architecture, artwork, and engineering of the city of Pripyat, but the reality is quite different. Still recognizable as a modern city, the dynamics between structure and nature have shifted. With minimal human interaction, flora and fauna have been given free rein over the landscape, providing a post-apocalyptic image of a lost civilization.