A small book about a big project – that’s just the exact title for the book devoted to Satka.Lab project.

The original collection of projects tells about the projects, which took place during the year in the framework of interdisciplinary laboratory of education, culture, and art Satka.Lab.

Its purpose was to develop and implement up-to-date forms of education and promote contemporary culture and art in the city, contributing in general to leisure activities, preserving the cultural heritage, and developing the creative potential of residents in Satka and the South Ural. The project comprised master classes, conversations, and different lectures (including podcasts and online lectures), two city exhibitions were held, which were visited by more than three thousand people. The total number of beneficiaries of the laboratory is nearly forty thousand – these are almost all the residents of the city, the population of which is forty two thousand people. Also cartoons and cinemas were shot, adopted from the true stories told by the city residents. While they were created in Satka, they will be accessible for the residents from other regions due to their publishing in YouTube educational platform. Previously, the projects had been made only for Satka, but now the city has already become an educational platform for the whole country, the project geography covers not only Satka, but also Zlatoust, Miass, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, Bakal, Trehgorniy, Ryazan, Kyshtym, Ozersk, Yekaterinburg, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Perm and even Tomsk. But the main thing is that while interacting at the laboratory the locals united into a creative community, and they continue cooperating after the completion of the project.   

In Art-Satka creative public space, the books are presented to the most active participants of master classes, speakers, and masters.

The book was published with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund and the Fund for Support of Civil Initiatives and Development of Non-Commercial Sector of Economics in the Chelyabinsk Region.