Директор Культурного центра ЗИЛ
If to take the widest meaning of culture - as an activity that creates reasons and values, as people relationships appeared during this activity – then the culture becomes a basis for the renovating social processes and a key element of the modern city economy. Exactly this understanding of the culture was actively discussed in the expert community in recent years.
Three years ago Moscow could brag to regions about entirely private "parallel" infrastructure, implementing Western models of the urban and industrial places development (Artplay, «Winzavod", "Flacon", etc.). Today Moscow cultural practices use great potential of public cultural institutions that have been upgraded and invite private and public sector to the partnership, creating new business models and reducing burden of the city budget. The biggest achievement of Moscow is the development of public cultural infrastructure using common participation mechanisms, transparent tendering procedures and responsible social policy. Parks, museums, cultural centers attract a growing number of citizens, creating unique comfortable places for cultural entertainment in the urban environment.
For me, the forum "Culture. Look into the future" is not only a professional platform for understanding and exchange of experiences of the implementation of applied scientific practices, but also a platform for the development of future strategies of cultural development as an essential part of socioeconomic development of Russian regions.