The study by Nature Scientific Reports[1] notes that сoastal areas have always attracted people due to the abundant amenity and aesthetic value they provide. Despite the processes of erosion and sea level rise, this leads to a constant increase in the number of beaches around the world.

This trend has not spared such a northern Russian city as St. Petersburg, in and around which dozens of beaches have emerged, located both on the coast of the Baltic Sea and on the banks of the Neva River. But unlike southern cities, Russian St. Petersburg has snowy winters.

This project explores the process of changing the identity of urban and suburban beaches during the winter season. Full of life in summer, in winter, beaches turn into snow-covered, often deserted spaces filled with nostalgia for people who have left them. And the elements of the beach infrastructure are being transformed into isolated from the environment art objects.

1.The State of the World’s Beaches, Nature Scientific Reports 2018

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