Sustainable food, clothes, buildings, transport, urban environment surround us every day. Interaction with the product can influence health of people and life quality satisfaction.
Culture is the sofa that we sleep on, it is a toothbrush we use in the morning, it is a timetable at the bus stop, it is the bus itself.
Slow culture is about production of things, which influence everyday life of people in the North.
A dress, an interior, an illustration, a lamp, a park, a plate, a poster, a wagon - all these things are produced by designers. The time which is used for production can correlate with the quality of the things. What would we choose today: quality or quantity? Fast food, fast culture or the uniqueness of the place?
Saturday 25 November The Merchant Yard, Northern Dvina bank 85/86
09:00 – 10:00
Registration of participants
Finn Andersen, director of Danish Cultural Institute. Andrey Shalyov, Norwegian Honorary Consulate. Michele Renee Widerøe, Northern Norwegian Center of Design and Architecture, NODA. Maxim Bomstein, general director of Tourist Complex Malye Karely. Мария Скоморохова, general director of event agency Pervaya Studia. Ekaterina Sharova, curator of Arctic Art Forum. Kristina Dryagina, curator of Arctic Art Forum.
Stock Exchange Hall.
Conference Design and Architecture: Changing Life Quality
Moderator —Nadezhda Ponomareva, enterpreneur, journalist, writer.
The first two sessions of the Conference are devoted to the role professional organizations play in their regions. What do members get out of collaboration? How is the work organized? What does it mean to be in a professional organization? What role do they play in economy of the region?
Stock Exchange Hall.
Session 1: Innovations in Nordic design
Michele Renee Widerøe, Northern Norwegian Center of Design and Architecture, NODA. Tor Åge Vorren, Norwegian Society of Graphic Designers, GRAFILL. Bjørn Heggdal, Norwegian Industrial Designers, NID.
11:45 – 13:00
Session 2: Innovations in Scandinavian Architecture and Urban Development
Terese Simonsen, Norwegian Association of Interior Architects and Furniture Designers, NIL. Rakel Katrine Fredriksen, Norwegian Society of Landscape Architects, NLA. Magnus Vågan, Norwegian Union of Architects, NAL.
13:00 – 14:00
Lecture: Design thinking and its use in all life areas
Andrey Lublinsky, artist, designer.
Lecture Hall, 2 floor.
Session 3: Sustainable development in the cities and beyond
Finn Andersen, director of Danish Culture Institute, DKI: The new embankment in Copenhagen. Albina Motor, curator, producer, director of Institute of Street Art: Presentation of project Waterfront. Dmitriy Pilikin, curator, artist: City as a text. Anastasia Malafey, project leader at Evolve Arena, Oslo: Design toolbox for future smart societies. Emil C. Luth, curator, enterpreneur: The kids will have their say. From the experience of artistic work with museums and own projects. Ilya Kuzubov, Alexander Menukhov, Taibola Assemble: Land art = Landmark. Art which develops Northern territories. Alexandra Yakovleva,Kenozersky National Park: Preservation of wooden architecture in the live Northern village. Challenges of today. Nikolay Vymorkov,42 Design Commune: Digital design solutions for tourist industry in the North.
Session 4: Sustainable development in the Arctic
Salla-Mari Koistinen, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi: Learning about, in and with communities — socially-engaged art as part of Master's studies in Arctic Art and Design at the University of Lapland. Natalia Shulakova, museum of Northern Arctic Federal University, NArFU: Privokzalny district in Arkhangelsk. The city on swamp. Yulia Petrova, Russian Arctic National Park: Russian Arctic National Park. Collaboration Opportunities.
Discussion: Arkhangelsk — a city with abandoned meanings or an awaken potential?
Mikhail Treschev, city artist, City Administration of Arkhangelsk. Maria Skomorokhova, editor PLUS magazine, общественный деятель. Daniyar Yusupov, architect. Michele Renee Widerøe, Northern Norwegian Center of Design and Architecture, NODA. Vasily Larionov, director of Pomor Philarmonic.
Moderator — Tatiana Lefman, culturologist, lecturer at Northern Arctic Federal University, NArFU.
Creative economy and resilient cities: how relevant are these themes in the context of the North, where infrastructure requires development? Do we manage to understand the needs of the town well, or we just have to solve the challenges here and now, patching holes on the roads, in the economy, education, culture? What experience of collaboration between different social groups and independent professionals could be useful? How creative professionals can take part in image making of the region and promotion of the local identity?
Stock Exchange Hall.
Opening of the exhibition The House of Light
Kristina Dryagina, curator of the exhibition. Natalia Shpanova, director of Arkhangelsk Museum of Local Lore (Merchant Yard).
Sergey Zhigaltsov, sound, video. Sergey Klykov, scenography, handicrafts. Tim Dorofeev, guitar. Ekaterina Zorina, vocal. Konstantin Sedovin, vocal, flute. Sergey Usyukevich, sound engineer. Sofia Skornyakova, performance. Arina Kulakova, performance.
Jazz Workshop, 1 floor.
Project 33 artists
Local production party. By Anastasia Vorontsova.
Karlz bar, Karl Liebknecht street, 14.
Sunday 26 November Tourist Complex Malye Karely
14:00 – 18:00
House of Nordic Design
Michele Renee Widerøe, Northern Norwegian Center of Design and Architecture, NODA. Tor Åge Vorren, Norwegian Society of Graphic Designers, GRAFILL. Bjørn Heggdal, Norwegian Industrial Designers, NID. Terese Simonsen, Norwegian Association of Interior Architects and Furniture Designers, NIL. Rakel Katrine Fredriksen, Norwegian Society of Landscape Architects, NLA. Magnus Vågan, Norwegian Union of Architects, NAL.
Moderator — Elena Nechaeva.
Designers and architects will tell about their practice and current projects they are working with and how they solve the existing challenges.
14:00 – 18:00
Albina Motor, curator, producer, director of Institute of Street Art: Art management in Russia: practical issues and solutions. Ilya Davydov, designer, photographer, media arts: Media project: how to make a research about the city life for a mobile exhibition. Exampled by projects Waterfront, Do it (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art). Dmitriy Pilikin, curator, artist: City as a text.
Moderator — Albina Motor.
14:00 – 18:00
Land Architecture House
Daniyar Yusupov and team, Vladislav Dreko, Rakel Fredriksen.
Moderators —Daniyar Yusupov, Vladislav Dreko.
Open workshop with Landscape design students in Northern Arctic Federal University.
14:00 – 18:00
House of Art For Life
Emil C. Luth, curator, enterpreneur: Creating from within through innovative partnerships. Irene Dominguez, co-founder of World Cultures United, WCU: Exploring possibilities with Alternative Economy - be creative with your resources. Permaculture design concept for individuals, collectives, for communities and small villages.
Moderator — Anastasia Malafey.
Malye Karely Restaurant.
Michele Renee Widerøe
Director of Northern Norwegian Design and Architecture Center, NODA
Artist, curator, art critic.
Tor Åge Vorren
Art director/partner at Røst Kommunikasjon Representative of Norwegian Organization for Visual Communication, GRAFILL.
Designer, artist, specialist in urban arts and contextual design.
Representative of Norwegian Industrial Designers, NID.
Rakel Katrine Fredriksen
Landscape architect, Asplan Viak AS Representative of Norwegian Association of Landscape Architects, NLA.
Arctic Art Forum is a territory for an interdisciplinary dialogue between art and culture workers, where people-to-people collaboration, grassroots involvement and openness are key factors for the interaction. The theme of the forum is Embodied Knowledge.
We challenge the understanding of what the capital is, what the contemporary is and what the professional is. We rediscover the unique cultural potential of the capital of the Russian North, which can give new ideas and empower local people. There were no any art academies in the region, but it is still the place where the heritage of Russian folk culture dating back to XI–XIII centuries could be found, as well as Nenets, Komi and other local cultures.
The forum is made for people, by people and is about the people. It is about the creative presence of the human in the Arctic Russia. It is also about mutual responsibility, dialogue and peace.
25 November — Merchant Yard, Northern Dvina Bank, 75/76, Arkhangelsk 26 November — Malye Karely village
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