UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE 5TH SAINT PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FORUM
The Forum’s Organizing Committee is inviting leading international design experts recognized in Russia and abroad, as well as forward-thinking individuals from manufacturing, business, specialized education, international professional associations, and government bodies, to join this event.
The Forum’s Official Opening Ceremony is expected to be attended by
OLGA GOLODETSthe Russian Government’s Deputy Prime Minister
ALEXEY ALESHINHead of Rostekhnadzor
NATALIA TRETYAKRussia’s First Deputy Minister of Education and Science
VLADIMIR YEVTUSHENKOVChairman of AFK Sistema
VASILY KICHEDZHIRector of Stieglitz Academy
MIHAIL CHEMIAKINArtist, sculptor (Russia/USA)
Frank ZierenbergiF DESIGN AWARD Project Director (Germany)
Umberto GiraudoDesigner, professor (UK/Italy)
MARCO PIVAArchitect, designer (Italy)
Ruslan ChernobaevPresident FineStreet Media Group
Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and DesignSaint Petersburg, Solyanoy 13
CREATE A PROFESSIONAL PLATFORM FOR COMMUNICATIONfor domestic and foreign designers, representatives of specialized colleges, business, government bodies, and consumer groups
STIMULATE COOPERATIONbetween designers and manufacturers
SHOW THE ROLE AND THE LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNin various sphere of life in Russia
FORM AN APPLICATION FOR SUBMISSION TO UNESCO AND WORLD DESIGN CAPITALwith the purpose of designating St. Petersburg as the World Design Capital
ROUND TABLE DESIGN SUMMIT
which will be attended by international design stars, government officials, and representatives from business, specialized schools, and design associations. This one-of-a-kind event will take place on the first day of the Forum and will bring together 300 participants and special guests. The event will feature a large round table specially designed by the Stieglitz Academy’s Furniture Design Department.
PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY
for the first all-Russian award for the “Contribution to the Development of Design in Russia”. Starting in 2016, prizes will be awarded in seven major categories. The trophy for this award will be designed exclusively by Companion.
“DESIGN BETWEEN ART AND THE MUNDANE”
This three-hour-long event will allow participants to exchange case studies and share professional expertise in their relevant subject areas. The results of the workshop will be used to compile a number of suggestions that will be presented to the Russian Government.
RUSSIAN DESIGN EXHIBITIONS
DEGREE SHOW BY THE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN DEPARTMENT
AND FASHION SHOW BY GRADUATES AND MASTERS OF THE FASHION DESIGN DEPARTMENT
OPEN LECTURES: GUEST LECTURES AND SPEECHES
The Forum’s learning and exhibition events. These will be divided into subjects and sections relevant to creative professionals, students, teachers, and the general public and will include a degree show, an exhibition of graduation projects, and celebrity lectures. The event schedule is flexible.PROGRAM
Organised with support fromThe Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
5th Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Rostekhnadzor (the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological, and Nuclear Supervision)
Hosts and partners of the event:
St. Petersburg Design Week
Official partnersReal estate development company "Sodruzhestvo"
DOM BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg (NIP)
Degree Show Prime SponsorArtekey Group
Award sponsorCOMPANION decor
PartnersVolkswagen dealership "Axsel City"
Netherlands Consulate-General in St. Petersburg
Information partnersРоссийская газета
Magazine "Жилая среда"