28 October 2010

Results of Laboratory in Perm, 2010

On 6-11 October 2010 project Laboratory «Museum and design: socio-cultural projects in cities» took place. Laboratory was dedicated to museum development, design and urban development. There were 38 participants who took part in Lab, among them – museum workers, designers, and lecturers teaching design, creative entrepreneurs from Perm city and the region.

On 6-11 October 2010 project Laboratory«Museum and design: socio-cultural projects in cities» took place.

Laboratory was dedicated to museum development, design and urban development. There were 38 participants who took part in Lab, among them – museum workers, designers, and lecturers teaching design, creative entrepreneurs from Perm city and the region.

A Future City Game, held by British Council, various lectures and master classes by leading foreign and Russian experts took place in the framework of the Laboratory. Tom Fleming (Creative Consultancy, London), Toby Hayam (Creative Space Management, Manchester, UK), Elena Zelentsova and Elena Melvil (Creative Industries Agency, Moscow, Russia), Lyudmila Savchenko (Literature Museum, Samara, Russia), Nikolay Prianishnikov, Olga Karpova (The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Nailya Allakhverdieva (Perm Centre for design development, Perm, Russia) ,Anna Manyuk (Flacon design-factory, Moscow, Russia), Yuri Avvakumov (artist, curator, architect)  took part in the project.

The final event was dedicated to presentations of draft projects by the participants of the Laboratory. It took place at PERMM, the museum of modern art, on 11 October, 2010. Work done by participants within the activities of Laboratory enabled them to offer various projects aiming at regional expert community development (“Provokadri” project), creation of multifunctional public spaces in Perm region cities (“Three P” project),  launching music venue linking music industry and entertainment (“Dak Etno Perm” project) and organization of art-residence in Krasnokamsk city.

The participants of laboratory pointed out that acquired knowledge and skills would be useful in the future practice. The technology of project-making has became a useful tool enabling to solve problems at the level of one`s organization, area, and simultaneously, with the perspective to perform initiatives at the regional, Russian and even international level.

According to results of the Laboratory experts concluded that it is urgent to develop staff training programme in order to upgrade managerial skills of staff working in the cultural sector and increase  awareness and understanding of the cultural-political situation among them and creative communities.

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