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The timing of the festival:
October 6-7, 2018
The venue of the festival:
Saint Petersburg
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A visa is required:
For citizens of Russia is required

The first urban forum "Cities by the water" will be opened as part of the Waterfront project. In the spotlight — the problem of the use of urban waterfronts and converting the coastal areas into comfortable social and cultural space.This year the project expands, the main venues of the Museum complex "universe of water" and "ОхтаLab", but invariably the Waterfront takes place in the framework of the festival "Nordic Weeks in St. Petersburg".

The forum will be opened by Vladimir Grigoriev, the chief architect, head of the Committee for city planning and architecture of St. Petersburg. In the various sections of the Forum will be attended by the representatives of administrations of cities of the Nordic countries and St. Petersburg, architects, developers and all who are not indifferent to the issues of the harmonious development of the urban environment.

"The coastal areas of the city are public domain. Usually they are managed and supported by the local authority with the involvement or the participation of the local residents. One of the goals of the project is to engage local communities in the process of arranging the embankments," says about the nature of the project, the producer Albina Motor.

The organizers of the Forum, Consulate General of Sweden, the Danish cultural Institute and the Institute for the study of street art, focusing on the issue for urbanists Russia and the Nordic countries. How to create the coastal area cities are modern, comfortable, safe and valuable public space? How to achieve in this issue of synergy "administration — citizen — business"?

The Forum will feature best practices, methods and results of studies of St. Petersburg and its Northern neighbors. Cases architectural and development will proctoplasty more than ten speakers from Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Russia.

The representative of the Danish Bureau SLA (winner of the architectural competition of the Nordic countries NordicBuiltCitiesChallenge) will talk about the project "Soul of the district Nørrebro", supported by the municipality of Copenhagen. Swedish Kjellander & Sjöberg will present his vision of Sege Park in malmö. About "Iceland without cars" will be told by the representative of the office of DLD from Reykjavik. About the Petersburg project will tell the representatives of the CCA, the Utility, the Krasnogvardeisky district administration and the company Bonava. Порт78 talk about sailing and the concept of "Petersburg — the sea capital". Completed the business program of the first day discussion about the peculiarities of organization and conduct of architectural competitions in Russia and Northern Europe.

In parallel, at the venues section of the PUBLIC, the HSE and SPSUACE there will be two workshops for students.At the workshop, "Social engineering in urban projects", participants will learn from experts and practitioners from Russia, Sweden and Finland, as residents can influence the improvement projects how to apply the principles of playmaking in practice And in Spbgasu the Danes "Allabout A" will share his techniques for working with children on architectural projects.

The second day of the Forum will be held in the Central district, and will begin an open lecture by archaeologist Peter Sorokin "the History of the Okhta Cape".The key event will be the presentation of the second phase of the Waterfront: the organizers will in detail tell about its features and will announce an open competition (Opencall) for participation in the project "Waterfront: neighbourhood & community" throughout the year. About who can apply for the contest, how will the selection process will be available at the presentation.

Also ОхтаLab will host lectures, presentations, workshops for children and adults:workshop "My heaven" from the Danish architectural office Allabout A,lego architecture game "to Create your yacht club" and presentation of the seminar "St. Petersburg — the sea capital" of the foresight Fleet, Port 78. Will be presented the experience of the company Bonava in the reconstruction of embankments in St. Petersburg and Stockholm.

Residents and guests are encouraged to be self-quest using "Interactive map of Krasnogvardeyskiy district". Perform simple tasks, you can combine business with pleasure: to walk the area and learn something new about its history. The quest route is specially designed for exploring citizens cultural potential of public spaces by the water. Flyers with the route and tasks can be found in all libraries Krasnogvardeisky district, download atlibraries Krasnogvardeisky district or publically quest

The Forum will end with an interactive performance-installations from the "Theatre To go".



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