Discussed are the three levels of the constructivist concept developed by Alexander Rodchenko. Constructivism as the way of life and behavior, organization of the artist’s own environment and his workshop. Constructivism as the practical environment for everyday life (architecture, interior, communication design) and ideally organized project planning.Constructivism as exploration through art. Graphic sources of constructivism: draft, geometrical schemes and the idea of a plane, scientific models and ways of representation in biology, astronomy, logic.
Alexander Lavrentiev is a professor at the Stroganov Moscow State University Arts and Industry, where he teaches history of design and photography. He also teaches photocomposition at the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia, Moscow. He curated sections of the exhibitions Moscow-Paris, From Painting to Design, Berlin-Moscow, and contributed to their catalogues. His publications include Varvara Stepanova (Milan and Cambridge, 1987), Russian Design. Tradition and Experiment (Berlin, 1995, together with Jury Nasarov), Rodchenko Photography (Cologne, 1995), The Constructivist Laboratory (Moscow, 2000), Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography (Moscow, 2008).