August 15, 7:30 pm
Mikhail Timofeev was born in 1963 in Ivanov. He graduated from the history faculty of the Ivanov State University in 1986, where today he is professor of the philosophy faculty. He is editor-in-chief of the academic periodical Labyrinth. Journal of Socio-Humanitarian Research, scientific consultant of the Alcohol in Russia international centre, and a member of the Ivanov regional government's expert council.This lecture is organized in collaboration with the magazine Project Baltia.
Admission is free of charge. The number of participants is limited. Please register in advance.
The lectures from the programme Space, Time, Architecture organised at New Holland by the magazine Project Baltiya will be devoted to the history and contemporary life of cities. Space and time — the principal dimensions of human existence — are manifest in urbanistic embellishment. It is no secret that today the majority of Earth’s population lives in urban centres. Historians, working architects, artists and other experts will talk about the past and present as reflected in a city’s appearance. Centre stage will be commanded by St Petersburg, the most European of all Russian cities, but it will not have the limelight all to itself: audiences will also learn the details of how some of the surprising and at times downright strange elements of Moscow and other European and world cities took shape. The talks will also touch on issues affecting the preservation of urban heritage, and some of the most relevant findings of contemporary design will also be presented for discussion.