3rd Space Sending Signal

3rd Space Sending Signal

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« Privet! Eto govorit 3rd Space 

Here heaters make murmur

Actually very cold day for 18 May 

but inside warm yellow light and clean floor 

its give hope 

at least something was done 

after long winter hibernation

even for such small things need find way

Where all the tools disappear?

How to take water from the toilet?

Why this roof falling down?

its give unhope 

Secret garden behind the window

there bugs from a pine tree rained on the stalkers

and if extrapolating, stalkers which appear every spring 

are like bugs (or tatakany) for the paznic's of Museum

but it all was in daylight and now dark outside 

it's calmly strange be alone here in night

in this deserted building

like kosmonaut who sending signal from Space »



The concept of the third space is related to the sociocultural term to designate communal space, as distinct from the home (first space) or job (second space).

3rd Space Studio was activated for work, communication and permanent exhibition. Symbiosis of kombinat, church, cosmo station and café. It became the Bazochka of Kolxoz in different periods between 2018–2022.

The principles of multifunctionality and transformability as ecology of space use are professed here. It means experimenting with other functions of the Studio in addition to the work environment. For example Exposition, Reading corner, Publishing house or Post office.

Located in Chișinău, Muzeul Zemstvei or just Zemstva.


Zemstva its not so small non-museum in A. Şciusev street. In decaying condition. With roof leaks and no heating. And with ambivalent and sometimes hostile conditions and attitude towards artists and culture workers. Has some kind of manifesto of area: Best museum (or other public space) is closed museum.


Such place with liquid status and liquid potential.

It claims work for activation or degeneration.

If <<work>> is well done, it leads to the fact that here people and elements meet and communicate with each other.

Such activity returns this place to the functions for which it was built.

It has a secret garden, where Stalkers rests.


Work Memo

talk a bit, but work more

drink coffee but work fast

help each other

share good tricks and methods

work and than talk

improve by work

experiment and be not mean

don't be afraid of <<oshibka>> (en.mistake)

don't think about money as result

print & publish

clean studio after use it

clean toilet

Outcomes of studio work is displayed on hanging <<On Wall Archive>> (Archiv Na Niti).

This archive allows to display all publications and material at once and store it.



DEFINITION OF 3rd SPACE: a neutral ground visitors are not tied down to the area financially, politically, legally, or otherwise and are ‒ free to come and go as they please. A leveler (a leveling place) 3rd SPACE put no importance on an individual’s status in society. Someone’s economic or social status does not matter in a 3rd SPACE, allowing for a sense of commonality among its occupants. There are no prerequisites or requirements that would prevent acceptance or participation in the 3rd SPACE. It harbor a number of regulars that help give the space its tone, and help set the mood and characteristics of the area. Regulars also attract newcomers and are there to help someone new to the space feel welcome and accommodated. A low profile 3rd SPACE are characteristically wholesome. The inside of 3rd SPACE is without ‒ extravagance or grandiosity, and has a homely feel. 3rd SPACE are never snobby or pretentious and it accepting of all types of individuals, from several different walks of life.



Working with the concept of studio spaces as a temporary or permanent model, KOLXOZ came up with theses that contribute to sustainability and effectiveness. Principals were born as a result of research on the topic «Potentials of Limits» and were relevant for peripheral areas of East Europe. This principles can be organically developed and adapted for other local contexts

  • Multifunctionality and transformability as ecology of space use. Involves experimenting with expansion of the dogmatical functions of the place.
  • Recycling of technologies, methodologies, ideologies. It means exploring outdated and forgotten tools, practices, ideas and reimagining their purpose for a new context or for needs relevant to current tasks of collective.
  • Autonomy of self‒production. From research, creation and replication to distribution, theoretical formulation and presentation. Turning every step of this process into partisan fight for autonomy of perceptions. This prevents dependence on the mechanistic segregation tendencies of modern society and from addiction on automaticity of consumerism.
  • Collectivity as a format of work, as a work of art, as a search for alternatives, as a pragmatical response to challenges that cannot be dealt by a single person.