Business programme

The Museumification of Cities or Urbanization of the Future

16 Jun , 11:00–12:15
The New Economic Order: Responding to the Challenges of the Time
Congress Centre, conference hall B4
In partnership with Gazprom

Much of the public discussion about cities with important historical heritage revolves around the contradiction between urbanization and museumification. Should they be developed or preserved? On the one hand, no one would deny the importance of preserving a historical environment; after all, a city is a space of history. The continuity of urban culture is one of the reasons why we choose a particular city to live in. On the other hand, cities need to be constantly renovated. And the opportunity to take part in this social process is also one of the reasons why we choose to live in cities. But such renovation is often traumatic, both for residents and for municipal institutions. How can we ensure a balance for cities, give them the opportunity to develop, change, and also preserve what they have, and make them more accessible and tangible?

Orlova Milena, Editor-in-Chief, The Art Newspaper Russia
Liza Savina, Co-founder, Sparta Cultural Initiatives Foundation

Boris Bernaskoni, Founder, Bureau Bernaskoni
Mounir Bouchenaki, Incumbent Director, Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (online)
Fabio Cacciatori, Founder, Illogic; Founder, Digital Expo
Zorina Myskova, Director, Hermitage XXI Century Foundation
Alisa Prudnikova, Program Director, V-A-C Foundation, GES-2 House of Culture
Anna Trapkova, General Director, Museum of Moscow
Anton Finogenov, Deputy General Director, DOM.RF Foundation