Programme

GLOBAL CULTURAL CAPITALS: NEW TRENDS IN CITY DEVELOPMENT

Securing the Future
Panel discussion
STARBAR

Moderator:
Oleg Kharkhordin , Rector, European University in St. Petersburg

Panellists
Irina Antonova , Director, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Valery Gergiev , Artistic and General Director, State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
Sergey Kapkov , Head of the Centre for Culture Economy, Urban Development and Creative Industries Research, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Alexey Kudrin , Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales , Secretary General, International Exhibitions Bureau
Vladimir Medinskiy , Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Piotrovsky , General Director, Hermitage Museum
Mikhail Prokhorov , Founder, ONEXIM Group; Founder, The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation
Alexander Sokurov , Producer, winner of the Venice Film Festival in 2011

Broadcast

Key moments

Every city should try to be a global cultural capital; every city should strive to exist in the global community.
Mikhail Piotrovsky
It’s absolutely essential for a city to be a part of international trends and help define the modern development of mankind. In order to do this there are several basic criteria: the history of the city, its collective intellectual life, its level of education, its receptivity to new developments, and its ability to generate cultural products.
Mikhail Prokhorov
A cultural capital is not defined by basic museums that were established once upon a time… They are places where meaning and new values are produced and become treasures for all to share.
Alexei Kudrin