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Vlad Strukov: #neo-oligarchs, or a lecture on how Russian hipsters are conquering London

7:30 pm Pavilion
Lecture Hall

August 2, 7:30 pm

Vlad Strukov is Associate Professor of world cinema and digital culture at the University of Leeds, where he specialises in contemporary visual culture and media, and is developing his theory on globalisation, global journalism and consumption. He is the author of a number of books, including Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era (2016), and is a regular media contributor, with appearances on the BBC, Al-Jazeera, American Public Radio and other outlets. Strukov has lived in London and observed its cultural life for many years.

This lecture is organized in collaboration with the Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg.

Admission is free of charge. The number of participants is limited. Please register in advance.

The Higher School of Economics has prepared a series of multidisciplinary lectures that seek to offer the general public a fresh perspective on the social phenomena and processes that we encounter every day. Leading Russian and international social scientists will use non-intuitive examples and innovative methods to show the audience just how the world in which we are living is changing before our very eyes. The speakers will present new readings on everyday phenomena, sharing recent research findings from the last 2-3 years, as well as their own personal methodologies. Each lecture offers its own introduction to the social sciences. The course is divided into three thematic blocks: Everyday Life, Culture and Big Data and New Technologies.

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