THE OPEN INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT “ARCHEVRASIA” is over
The Open International Summit of Architects, Urbanists and Designers “ArchEurasia” was held in Ekaterinburg. What a modern city should look like, what to do with historical buildings and how to create effective mechanisms for taking into account the interests of residents when building cities – these and other issues were discussed in Yekaterinburg by architects, urbanists, designers, sociologists, ecologists, cultural scientists, government officials and city activists.
The Open International Summit of Architects, Urbanists and Designers “ArchEurasia” has ended in Yekaterinburg. More than 100 speakers from 26 cities of Russia and 8 countries of the world took part in the event. All 25 sections of the business program were cross-disciplinary and covered a wide range of relevant topics – from urban planning and “participatory design” to technological innovations within the “smart city”.
“The opportunity to discuss the widest range of problems not in a narrow professional circle – as it usually happens at industry forums and conferences – but in an interdisciplinary polylogue is always productive. All the more so if we involve in the discussion speakers with rich experience and specific cases. “ArchEurasia” became exactly the place where we saw the outlines of our future. The site turned out to be unique in its openness, ”says Andrey Bokov, head of the organizing committee of the summit, vice president of the International Academy of Architecture.
“The Summit really provided an open platform where representatives of all stakeholders – architects and designers, urbanists and authorities, urban communities and developers – could express their views on the most pressing issues. And such an interdisciplinary, non-ideological discussion, free from the pressure of industry lobbies, made it possible not only to “talk”, but also to develop specific protocols for various industries, including those most affected by the consequences of the pandemic, ”said the head of the Summit working group, director of the International Competition architecture and design “Eurasian Prize” Galina Bukova.