Museums and Cultural Spaces as Motor of Urban and Social Progress

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On the occasion of the exhibition “V.D.N.H. URBAN PHENOMENON” at the Russian pavilion during this year’s 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, the Moscow Ministry of Culture commissioned Kristin Feireiss and Hans-Jürgen Commerell to conceptualize a symposium that critically reflects upon the role museums and cultural spaces play today as motors of progress within the socio-political and cultural landscape of the contemporary city. It sets forth to discuss the role, tasks and aims of museums and cultural spaces now and in the future against the backdrop of the 21st century’s global, digital and demographic challenges. Together with international experts, architects, curators, urban planners and policy makers the symposium encourages the discussion of museums and cultural spaces as integral components in fostering the dynamics of modern society and urban change.

The symposium is divided in two interconnected thematic clusters. Thus, reciprocal exchange is encouraged as the two respective panels remain essentially open to actively foster a dialogue of ideas.

Programme and more details see ANCB