Северо(запад) WIP by Dimitar Spasov
Depopulation is an issue faced by many regions in Bulgaria but particularly common in the Northwest part of the country, deemed the poorest and most ageing community in the European Union. Dimitar, born and raised in the country, decided to explore it.
One of the many that moved out of the country in their twenties, he went back, driven to celebrate the sense of community, putting in practice all learned abroad and telling the story of Bulgaria, and specifically the region of Montana in the Bulgarian Северозапад, translated Northwest.
Северо(запад) is an immersive experience that examines the contrast between the ‘abandoned’ villages in the region and the young people who stayed here, working hard to develop themselves on home ground, re-defining the Bulgarian status quo in a positive manner. It can be seen during the RCA 2023 Show at the Royal College of Art Kensington Architecture Studio.
Find out more here: https://www.dspasov.com/северозапад