Wednesday 14.09.16, 20:00
Saving constructivism: Theory and practice (Discussions)

A public talk on preservation of cultural heritage and a presentation of successful cases  









How to launch a project aimed at saving an abandoned constructivist building? How to draw public attention and involve enthusiasts? Polina Ivanova, Podelniki architecture group director, will explain how young architects and sympathetic citizens are reanimating the White Tower in Yekaterinburg — the disused water tower of the 30s, a landmark of wold’s avant-garde architecture.

During the discussion Polina Ivanova and Sonya Elterman, editor-in-chief of Strelka Magazine, will talk about the ways of realising projects aimed at saving constructivism and define what to take into account in a local context.

The creators of the Constructivist Moscow Map that features over fifty leading examples of Constructivist architecture in Moscow, from Melnikov House and Shukhov Tower to the Narkomfin and Izvestia Buildings, will speak on the making of the Map and their research on constructivist heritage. The speakers will be Natalia Melikova, editor and photographer, Alexandra Selivanova, curator of The Avant-garde Centre at ‘Workers’ Education’ Library, and Nikolay Vasiliev, secretary general of DOCOMOMO Russia.