Tuesday 23.07.13, 16:00
Four Quarters: Winter (Discussions)
In Moscow, the onset of winter is regarded as a disaster to be survived. The first snows are greeted with panic; a fall of one or two degrees in temperature with thoughts of emigration. And yet it is perfectly possible for people to live happily in northern latitudes, as the experience of the Scandinavian countries shows. How is this peculiarly Russian relationship with the climate expressed in clothing, architectures, and everyday life? And can we bring this cultural and psychological complex in line with the climate of our latitudinal neighbours?