souvenir (n.)

1775, “a remembrance or memory,” from French souvenir (12c.), from Old French noun use of souvenir (v.) “to remember, come to mind,” from Latin subvenire “come to mind”

About Urban Souvenir

Urban Souvenir is a project by Lyubov Jeglova that questions our ability to memorize the urban environment that surrounds us on a daily basis. How do we remember the street that we live in, our neighborhood or our city? Could we create souvenirs of our own city? How do we pass our memories and our knowledge of the urban to future generations?

Through her personal journey with her two daughters Lyubov has started documenting different spaces of the urban environment that surrounds her on a daily basis. The old metal playgrounds and animal sculptures that still can be seen in many places around Sofia have become a starting point for a dialog with her children about the city that we live in. And hopefully this discussion will be enriched as they explore the city further.

About Lyubov

Lyubov Jeglova is an architect and designer based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

She studied architecture in Moscow at the Moscow Architecture Institute, graduating in 2009. Thereafter she moved to Basel, Switzerland to work as an architect. She started a postgraduate course in Spatial Design at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, graduating in 2013.

There she focused her research on urban interventions and socially engaged design practices with a diploma thesis on participatory urban interventions.

Since 2014 she has been living in Sofia.

She likes to combine research and artistic practices in her works.

She enjoys spending time in the South Park in Sofia with her family and sharing her passion about the urban.