Creative Business Forum

Lockdown Era Culture: Is Digitalization a Source of Inspiration or a Forced Measure?

02 Jun , 10:00–11:00
Creative Business Forum
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Innosocium LAB
In partnership with Russian Seasons

In adapting to the new digital reality, cultural figures have been forced to search for new forms of creative self-expression. Simply transitioning content into digital has proven not to be sufficient – we need a fundamentally new language and have to look for new genres and formats of communication with the audience. How much demand is there for traditional cultural content in the digital environment? What new genres and cultural projects did the lockdown period spawn? Who was the pioneer of the new digital formats? How has digitalization affected the work of directors and artists?

Aleksey Lebedev, Director, Russian Seasons

Sergey Emelyanov, Director, National Drama Theater of Russia (Alexandrinsky Theater)
Mark Zavadskiy, Chief Executive Officer, Riki Group
Olga Kim, Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music Russia
Hajja Labib, Journalist, Producer (online)
Fabio Mastrangelo, Conductor
Olga Khomova, General Director, State Academic Capella in St. Petersburg

Front row participant
Abeer Al-Kuwari, Director Research and Learning, Qatar National Library