I Moscow International Forum "Culture. Look into the future", taking place on October 15 - 18 in CEH “Manege”, will become the main discussion forum of the Year of Culture and will be intended to confirm the leading position of culture in the metropolis development.
The forum will consist of professional, open business and festival programs.
Experts and attendees of the forum will discuss the cultural potential of urban areas, will raise questions of architecture, urban development and tourism as part of the professional program in the hall "City". Expected topics for discussions: "Urban reserves: new cultural formats and new cultural areas in the city", “Place and people - what should be done to arrange an event successfully?", "Culture and Place: development of the area through cultural activities and infrastructure", "Realization and the creation of new places of interest. New formats of urban tourism”. Capabilities of cultural projects for the development of urban areas also will be discussed at the forum, as well as the model of how Moscow parks work, symbols of new Moscow.
Events in the hall "Citizen" will focus on the work with the audience, communication strategies of cultural institutions, interests of the citizens. Stated discussion topics: "Audience of cultural projects: searching or creating", "Variety: cultural suggestion for all urban audiences", "Communication strategies of cultural institutions". Abilities of culture to promote social changes will also be discussed: "Work with specific needs: culture as therapy", "Cultural projects as a means of active social action."
The hall "Content" will cover problems of transformation of the cultural field and its content: change of contemporary practices of reading, the formation of a new cultural inquiry, the work of memory in contemporary culture. Some special sections will be devoted to attempts to define the specific features and limits of Moscow cultural, Moscow events opportunities at the international level.
The program of the hall "Manager" will be focused on cultural management and cultural entrepreneurship (fundraising, branding, cultural economics). The following sections are stated in the program: "How to find resources for the project. Grants and contests", "Change management: how to explain what's happening", "Sustainability and self-sustaining infrastructure of cultural projects".
Topical questions regarding art limits will be discussed in the hall "Laboratory" in the form of discussions and workshops. International project platform Instrumenta-2015 will represent this topic. Instrumenta is the laboratory in which discussions on the use of art and exhibition will be held over three days.
Leading Moscow educational and cultural institutions will present their projects in the halls “Guest stars" and "Amphitheatre".
Russian and foreign experts are invited to participate in the forum, among them are: Leonora Thomson, Director of Audiences & Development at Barbican Centre (UK); David Barrie, TV producer, advising investors on implementing of social programs and creating new urban infrastructure; Tom Fleming, consultant and an academic specializing in research and support for the cultural and creative industries sector at all levels, Director of Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy; Klaus Albrecht Schroder, director of the Albertina Museum; Mario Caro, Executive director of the Municipal Art Society of New York, president of the network of residencies Res Artis, a professor at New York University, curator, naive art specialist; Jonathan Glus, president and CEO of the Houston Arts Alliance, who also headed Arts alliances of such cities as Evanston (IL), Pasadena (California); Roel Shoenmakers, Dutch painter, member of the creative team Cascoland; Hedwig Fijen, the founding director of Manifesta; Alexander Schwarz, a partner of the Berlin office of David Chipperfield Architects.
Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, Chair of the Commission for Education Development; Anna Bronovitskaya. Ph.D. in Art history, associate professor of the Moscow Architectural Institute, editor of the journals "Project Russia" and “Project International”; Konstantin Anokhin, neuroscientist, Head of Department of Neuroscience of the Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”, working on matters of perception and creation of art, the neurological aspects of culture; Michael Piotrowski, director of the State Hermitage Museum, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Arts; Grigory Revzin, historian, fine art expert, architecture critic, journalist and columnist; Valery Fadeev, chief editor of the "Expert" magazine (since 1998), director of the Institute for Public Planning, a member of the Civic Chamber.
Events of the open business program will take place during forum active days, they will be attended by representatives of government, business and professional communities. Modern assortment of cultural practices of the Russian metropolis will be presented on the ground floor and in the great hall of "Manege", podium sessions, round tables, public lectures and master classes will take place there.
At the same time the space of the festival floor of "Manege" will present a number of creative events of different forms and genres: presentation of the best Moscow cultural events, music concerts, exhibitions, theater performances, film premieres, performances, installations, workshops for children and adults, and city food market.
Events of the professional program are available on registration; online registration is open on the website of the Forum. Open business and Festival program are open to the public. Admission is free.
All news and information about the program, participants and events are available on the official web site of the forum "Culture. Look into the future" www.moscowcultureforum.ru.