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.

Location

Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design
Saint Petersburg, Solyanoy 13

Main objectives

CREATE A PROFESSIONAL PLATFORM FOR COMMUNICATION
for domestic and foreign designers, representatives of specialized colleges, business, government bodies, and consumer groups
STIMULATE COOPERATION
between designers and manufacturers
SHOW THE ROLE AND THE LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
in various sphere of life in Russia
FORM AN APPLICATION FOR SUBMISSION TO UNESCO AND WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL
with the purpose of designating St. Petersburg as the World Design Capital

Key events

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.

SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE:
“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 from

The 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)
AFK Sistema

Hosts and partners of the event:

Hosts
Stieglitz Academy
St. Petersburg Design Week
Official partners
Real estate development company "Sodruzhestvo"
DOM BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Alfa-bank
Di studio
Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg (NIP)
Degree Show Prime Sponsor
Artekey Group
Art partner
Sardis
Award sponsor
COMPANION decor
Partners
Volkswagen dealership "Axsel City"
Netherlands Consulate-General in St. Petersburg
Information partners
Российская газета
Magazine intéressant
Magazine "Жилая среда"
News partners
Sobaka.ru