• Foreign and Russian Experts Will Create Other Space in Satka

The city is getting ready to host My Satka, a large-scale architectural festival. Since May until September 2017 the festival will include workshops, lectures, master classes that will make Satka’s urban space a more interesting and comfortable place to live in.

The architectural festival will be held in three stages. First, its participants and public representatives will discuss and create projects that are important for the city. The next stage is related with implementing this project. The final stage will be a landscape design project – this part of the festival is planned for mid-September.

This year, foreign designers will supervise the event and direct ideas of festival participants. This year, the event was supported by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council. Swiss designers Dimitri Bähler and Adrien Rovero confirmed their participation in the festival. These experts have huge experience in architecture and design under their belts. Dimitri Bähler is a finalist of the prestigious professional contest, Design Parade 8 2013 in Hyeres, double nominee for Swiss Design Awards (2014 and 2015), a participant of different residencies, including EKWC, European Center of Ceramics, Netherlands, Hors Pistes Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Ishinomaki Laboratory, Japan. Adrien Rovero’s major is production of furniture, lighting and exhibitioner design. His works were highly appreciated around the world, including Galerie kreo (Paris), Libby Sellers (London), Ormond Gallery (Geneva). The Russian membership of supervisors include Egor Larichev, professor of the British School of Design, architect and designer Dmitry Barudin, Vitaly Stadnikov, deputy dean for research of Vysokovsky’s Higher School of Urban Studies and Evgenia Repina, the leading teacher of the Samara State Architecture and Construction University.

One of the events is Other Space, a festival of street art. Professional street artists from Switzerland, Italy and Russia will paint five facades of residential houses in Satka’s Zapadny District. Festival providers are sure that their joint efforts will not only renew the urban environment, but have favourable effect on the social climate.

Let us remind you that My Satka, an architectural workshop festival arranged with support of Sobranie Fund and Marsh Lab architectural bureau took place in Satka since July 24 until August 2, 2016. Then it took only 10 days to transform four sites, where new landscape design and hardscaping facilities appeared. Four teams of architects from different Russian cities and 70 volunteers virtually reloaded the space of yards and the embankment. A pergola, an unusual wave-form bench, an exhibition facility in the arch of the residential house, and the amphitheatre next to Magnezit Cultural Center – each of them is functional and at the same time decorates the urban environment.

April 19, 4 p.m., in Magnezit Museum, architects submitted their festival projects for approval of general public. Both professional architects, university and college students, and just people, who care about their city are welcome to get involved. You can follow the news of the festival in My Satka VK group.