We will explore the role of art and making in today’s economy and ecology of means. How can art generate and support communities? How can we build a sustainably future for the rural landscape, in Russia and beyond?
We will work on a real-life project in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park which will respond to this challenge.
Over the course of the school renowned artists and architects run design workshops, including Nikolay Polissky, the founder of the Nikola-Lenivets park, who revived the local rural community through art, as well as tutors from the Umea School of Architecture (Sweden), ETH (Switzerland), Brighton University (UK), Limerick School of Architecture (Ireland), and MARCH (Russia)*.
The school is curated by Xenia Adjoubei, Director of AdjoubeiScottWhitby Studio, Head of International Projects at MARCH and Professor Robert Mull, Founder of the Global Practice Unit, Head of Architecture at the University of Brighton and co-founder of MARCH.
Invited tutors of previous schools include Thomas Randall-Page, designer, at the AA and Oxford Brookes, Kate Goodwin, Head of Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts, artist and architect Alexander Brodsky, Dasha Paramonova, CEO of Strelka Architects, Niall Hobhouse, art collector, curator and public figure, Julia Bychkova, Director of Archstoryanie Festival, Robert Sollis, Director of Europa, as well as experts in timber construction and forestry.
We look forward to hosting a cast of equally inspiring guest tutors in 2018 who will help you push your knowledge, ideas and skills to new heights.
Nikola-Lenivets is the largest art park in Europe, with 30 artworks spread across hundreds of hectares of beautiful landscape, rich in history and natural resources, which you are invited to explore and use for learning and testing ideas.
This school is a unique opportunity to create and built work with your own hands, surrounded by the inspiring and generous environment of Nikola-Lenivets and led by innovators and teachers in the arts, architecture, landscape and design.
The results of the school will be showcased at a public discussion and one-day symposium in Moscow. Full details to follow.
*Exact programme TBC.
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The school is open to anyone studying or working in the fields of architecture, crafts and construction, design and the arts. If you are keen to work on a real-life project and improve your creative thinking and skills.
Working language: English.
Transfers, accommodation, meals, materials, talks, tours are included in the course fee. Participants will stay at Kazarma hostel.
Russian visas: we will provide organisational support for international participants.
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An architect, educator, urbanist and activist, Prof Robert Mull is Head of Architecture and Design at the University of Brighton and visiting professor at Umeå University where he is developing the Global Free Unit with a number of international partners. Robert was until 2016, Director of Architecture and Dean of the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in London. He has taught widely in the UK and internationally and held visiting professorships in Vienna and Innsbruck.
In 2013 he co-founded a new school of architecture in Moscow. He was a founding member of the architecture collective NATO and has worked on urban projects in areas of social deprivation and political change in many contexts including India, China, Cuba, Korea, the US and Russia.
Recently Robert was curator of the “Turncoats” series and the “Papers” festival at the Barbican and two shows developed with Publica on the Calais Jungle at London’s Southbank, as part of the 2016 'Festival of Love'.
Thomas Co-founded Building Works Unit in 2011 Thomas still teaches with this group running workshops alongside his freelance practice. Thomas ran the acclaimed RTU International Summer School for many years, building award wining projects in Latvia.
Thomas has worked at 6A Architects and Heatherwick Studio, taught at University of East London, London Metropolitan University and is currently co-leading a design unit at Oxford Brookes University as well as being a guest tutor at the Architectural Association in London.
Xenia is an educator and architect, combining life in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park and practice in London at Adjoubei Scott-Whitby Studio.
She previously worked at several UK practices including Metropolitan Workshop, Jonathan Woolf and Gareth Hoskins before setting up a practice in 2010 in Peckham, where she collaborated closely with the acclaimed Arcadia Missa Gallery.
After completing commercial and residential projects in the UK and building a children's centre in Cambodia, she moved to Russia to co-found the Moscow Architecture School (MARCH). She has been living and practicing between Moscow and London since 2012 and teaches at MARCH.
Xenia is responsible for the Nikola-Lenivets classroom as part of the Global Practice Unit.