“Tolyatt” is a collaborative project between me and researcher Guido Sechi. Tolyatti is the largest Soviet industrial planned city and the most relevant example of a mono-industrial town in contemporary Russia. The largest district of the city, Avtozavodskiy rajon, was built starting from the late 1960s following the establishment of AvtoVAZ, the largest automobile manufacturer in the USSR, in order to accommodate factory workers from all Soviet republics. “Tolyatti” is the first chapter of a larger project on public space in post-Soviet cities.