In Search of LOST RIVER

Date:
05.06.2013
Format:
DISCUSSIONS, Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
russian

With the development of urban areas, the function of rivers has changed multiple times. Having lost its prime, city-forming, transport, industrial, landscape and aesthetic value, many rivers have become abandoned, while others have turned into graveyards for waste, or even disappeared altogether. The symbolic meaning of rivers and urban myths, connected with them, have also repeatedly changed. In recent years we have seen an emerging interest toward rivers and the desire to return their traditional functions for the benefit of city dwellers.

We will discuss what caused this new wave of interest toward rivers, who is attracted by them and what is happening with rivers in Moscow in the framework of a preview screening of the Lost Rivers documentary.

Panelists:

Dmitry Likin – architect, co-owner of architecture bureau Wowhaus, member of Strelka’s Board of Trustees, Art Director at Pervyi Kanal (Channel One), co-author of the development project for Krymskaya embankment in Moscow.

Semen Fomin – Vice-President of the 40th Meridian hotel chain.

Ivan Kuryachiy – architect, graduate and current member of Strelka Institute, participant in the International Landscape and Architectural Competition for the Design of Zaradye Park.

Moderator:
Nat Chamayeva, political scientist, Strelka Institute alumni (2012).

Preview screening will take place in the framework of the H20 Environmental Films Festival, which will take place in Moscow’s 35MM Cinema Hall on June 6-9 2013.