Free lecture at VDNH — Moscow and I: First Encounter

14 july 2021

On 15 July, the lectorium at the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Pavilion offers Moscow and I, a free lecture, which is part of the Young Muscovite School project. It consists of 4 modules, each contributing to a description of Moscow formed gradually, sometimes from very unexpected angles. The first lecture is on architecture and the urban environment.

The lecturer is Polina Belova, who graduated with honours from the Moscow Institute of Architecture, took the All-Russian intensive course in the development of the urban economy digitalization projects and participated in the Smart City. Instruction Manual 2021 Forum and is a first-degree winner in the Smart Street category of the Modern Architecture on the Cusp of Nature and Technology contest. Among other things, she will speak of the cities of tomorrow. The lecture will start at 7:00 p.m.

It will introduce you to the concept of the Smart City. You will learn whether it is possible to say that, in the past, cities were not that smart, what generations of smart cities exist in the world and in which category Moscow belongs, how the structures we regularly use are becoming more convenient thanks to modern technology and what criteria are used to assess the changes. Those attending the lecture will also get presents from the Moscow Multifunctional Cultural Centre (MMCC), a partner in the project.

The project will be launched as part of the educational programme Knowledge. VDNH.

The number of seats is limited to 50% of the seating capacity. Participation is subject to advance registration. The event will comply with all established health and safety procedures. The participants must wear personal protective equipment and observe social distancing rules. You can find more information on anti-coronavirus measures at VDNH here.

The Young Muscovite School is part of the MMCC Culture in the City project intended to help youth to adapt to life in a big city, improve their knowledge of culture and social skills and widen their network of contacts.

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