Globally, 232 million people are now living as migrants outside their home countries. The large metropolises constitute those places most attractive to them and Moscow is no exception. The city already had a multi-national aspect and continues to develop as a city of different cultures today.
How do migration flows impact the development of urban space? How can a high quality interaction between the “old” and “new” Muscovites be developed on the local level, on the level of individual regions and that of the city-wide community? What urban planning, cultural, economic and social programmes are needed to solve the problems of alienation and conflict? These and other questions will be addressed by leading specialists in the spheres of sociology, history and culture.
– Raisa Akifieva – deputy dean for Master's, Postgraduate Studies Faculty of Sociology and International Relations, senior lecturer at the Department of Humanities, research fellow at the Center for Youth Studies (HSE Campus in St. Petersburg).
– Olga Vendina – Head Researcher at the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).
– Yekaterina Demintseva – teacher in the Department of Cultural Studies, leading research associate at the Laboratory for Cultural Research, leading reading research associate at the NIU Higher School of Economics’ Institute for Managing Social Processes (Moscow).
– Zhanna Zaionchkovskaya – director at Migration Laboratory – Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences; co-director at Migration Research Center; chairman, independent research council on Migration of the CIS and Baltic Countries ; author and editor of over 20 books on migration processes in Russia and the CIS (Moscow).
– Daniil Kashnitskiy – research intern at National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow).
– Dmitry Oparin – ethnologist, teacher in the History Faculty’s ethnological department at the Moscow State Lomonosov University, journalist (Moscow)
– Dmiriy Poletaev – director of Migration Research Center, Leading Researcher in Laboratory of Migration, Institute of Economic Forecasting of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).
– Marat Safarov – historian, teacher at the Institute for Economics and Social Relations, (Moscow).
– Julia Florinskaya – a migration expert at the Higher School of Economics at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).
Curators of the conference:
– Dmitry Oparin, ethnologist, teacher in the History Faculty’s ethnological department at the Moscow State Lomonosov University, journalist.
– Yekaterina Demintseva, teacher in the Department of Cultural Studies, leading research associate at the Laboratory for Cultural Research, leading reading research associate at the NIU Higher School of Economics’ Institute for Managing Social Processes.
– Ekaterina Girshina, is an expert on involving city residents in the processes of urban development as director of social and cultural programs at the Strelka Institute.