Until the early 1930s Moscow hadn’t had a unified development strategy, it turned into a platform for a clash between the old and the new, the birthplace of bold, but scattered experiments. Since Moscow became the new capital in 1918, the city has started changing its identities, and it has been continuing to this day.
Within the framework of the ‘New Moscow: A retrospective’ programme, a series of film screenings and discussions will be held from June 5 to 14. The first day of the retrospective is devoted to the period from 1918 to 1931. Guests will see how the city had changed and will discuss with experts what caused those changes.
19:30 – 20:00 – Discussion ‘Visions of Moscow in the cinema’ on the reflections of the development of the city look in movies by contemporaries.
Speakers: Professor of Health Architecture at the University of Groningen, Associate Professor at Delft Technical University, tutor at the joint Master's program Advanced Urban Design of the Higher School of Urban Studies HSE and Strelka Institute Dr. Cor Wagenaar, Professor at the School of Cultural Studies HSE Jan Levchenko, author of the ‘Map of Moscow Visions’ project and the tutor at the HSE Graduate School of Urbanism Sergey Pchelkin.
20:00 – 20:30 – Discussion ‘Urban Planning Policy in the USSR. The first decade’ on urban space and citizens lives in the first few years after the revolution.
Speakers: author of the book ‘Urban Planning Policy in the USSR (1917-1929). From the city-garden to the departmental working village’ Mark Meerovich, architecture historian Yulia Starostenko and art critic Tatyana Gnedovskaya.
20:30 – 21:30 – Screening ‘Moskva. The running of the kino-eye’ (1927) by Mikhail Kaufman and Ilya Kopalin – students of legendary Dziga Vertov – about old Moscow: between the merchant's aesthetics and the new city, with the comments by Moscow expert, founder of the ‘Proguloshnaya’ project Oleg Vasilik.
22:00 – 22:30 – Discussion ‘Shine and poverty of a new life’.
Speakers: author of the book ‘Urban Planning Policy in the USSR (1917-1929). From the city-garden to the departmental working village’ Mark Meerovich and art critic Tatyana Gnedovskaya.
22:30 – 23:35 – Screening ‘Dom na Trubnoy’ (1928) by Boris Barnet with comments by Tatyana Vorontsova – Moscow expert, editor and guide at the ‘Progulkino’ project, about the clash of a new and an old way of life through the story of a young peasant woman who came from a village to Moscow.
A series of events was prepared by the students of the joint master program Advanced Urban Design of the HSE Graduate School of Urbanism and Strelka Institute with the support of the Architecturalia Foundation.
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