Public Architecture Future for Europe

31 January | Schusev State Architecture Museum Moscow
Symposium_Public Architecture. Future for Europe Business Breakfast

The European Cultural Centre - Russia, in cooperation with European Cultural Centre - Italy is pleased to present the program of the Symposium organized on January the 31st as collateral initiative to the exhibition “Public Architecture - Future of Europe”. The exhibition, held by the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, will be running from the 31th of January until the 10th of May 2020.

During the afternoon, from 3pm until 6 pm, a series of talks and debates will come in succession with the aim of creating a stimulating environment and discussion around the main topic of the exhibition: the scenario and the possible developments in public architecture for the Europe of the Future. Diverse personalities coming from the architecture world will participate giving thus a significant contribution to a matter of discussion which concerns our future. The Museum will host the Symposium organized as a side opening event of the exhibition in the area called “Ruin”.
The Schusev Architecture Museum will welcome the registered guests at 10.30 am for a Business breakfast and a series of Public talk until 1 pm. The exclusive event will gather industry representatives that will discuss the current tendencies in public architecture in Russia and Europe with the aim of creating a network of competences and possibilities for all the people present at the event.

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• Business Breakfast and Public talk

10.30 - 11.00 Registration and welcome coffee
11.00 - 12.00 Talk and discussion
12.00 - 12.30 Meeting between participants, public and press
12.00 - 13.00 Networking

Complete program of the Symposium | Ruins wing, groundfloor

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• Symposium | Talk and discussion

14.45 - 15.00 | Welcome

15.00 - 15.15
Introductory speech by Andrey V. Bokov, Honorary President of the Russian Architects’ Union (RUS)

15.15 - 16.15 | Landscape in movement
Current and future connections between Nature and Architecture
Moderator: Renato Turri, World-Architects (CHE)

       Sixten Rahlff (3RW Arkitekter, NOR)
       Tobias Walliser (LAVA - Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, AUS/DEU)
       Hans-Petter Bjørnådal (Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio, NOR)
       Christoph Hesse (Christoph Hesse Architects, DEU)

16.15 - 17.15 | Architectur-ing a Future in Culture
Examining the status of cultural public spaces through architectural practice
Moderator: Ivan Blasi, Fundació Mies van der Rohe Barcelona (ESP)       

       Cristina Parreño  (Cristina Parreño Architecture & MIT, ESP/USA)
       Johannes Baar Baarenfels (Baar-Baarenfels Architects, AUT)
       Daniel Blum (Itten+Brechbühl Basel, CHE)
       Anna Torriani (APT Architecture, USA/ITA)

17.15 - 18.15 | “Ideal common spaces” between Utopia and Necessity
Imagining fertile shared spaces
Moderator: Maria Fadeeva, March Architecture School, Moscow (RUS)

       Pedro Aibeo (Architectural Democracy, FIN)
       Alex Ely (Mæ, GBR)
       Professor Ulrich Gehmann (Ideal Spaces Working Group, DEU)
       Irina Tarasova (Ural State University of Architecture and Art, USUAA, RUS)

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The event is free entry. Registration is welcome through TimePad or via email at

Download the Invitaton here.

Schusev State Museum of Architecture
Opening on the 30th of January, from 19:00 to 22:00
Exhibition open 31st January until 10 May 2020
From Tuesday to Sunday Tue, Thu: from 13:00 to 21:00, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: from 11:00 to 20:00