zodchestvo in Siberia
The Festival “Zodchestvo of Eastern Siberia” was founded at the turn of the millennium. The first Festival was held in 2001 at Irkutsk Sibexpocenter and caused a massive outcry among the architectural community in Siberia and throughout the country. Later the Festival “Zodchestvo of Eastern Siberia” became one of the most important annual architectural events in Russia. The first participants of the Festival were the architects from Eastern
Siberia (such cities as Irkutsk, Angarsk, Bratsk, Chita and Krasnoyarsk, republics of Buryatia, Tyva, Khakassia, as well as Ust-Ordynsky and Aginsky national districts of Buryatia). Since 2007 architects from Western Siberia (Omsk and Barnaul) have also participated in the Festival. The Festival becomes open.
The most topical issues are discussed at the Discussion Club. Among the competent experts who visited Irkutsk and then Krasnoyarsk were A. Rappaport, O. Vendina, L. Kogan, A. Vysokovsky, A. Gimelstein, A. Kaftanov, M. Rozhansky, V. Dyatlov, A. Ivanov, D. Fesenko, A. Sirina, A. Finogenov. Prominent Russian architects give master classes, which enjoy great popularity. Within 16 years, with the help of the Festival, Siberian architects have met with
masters from the capitals: Y. Gnedovsky, A. Asadov, S. Kiselev, A. Skokan, A. Bavykin, V. Plotkin, A. Savin, A. Cheltsov, A. Pavlova, S. Skuratov, N. Yavein, T. Kuzenbaev, M. Mamoshin, Yu. Zemtsov, A. Bokov, T.Bashkaev, S. Gnedovsky, A. Chernikhov, V. Kuzmin, foreign architects M. Drahovski, D. Dendra, G. Stanishev, as well as Siberian experts I. Popovsky, A. Myakota,
P. Anisiforov, A. Dering and many other colleagues. The organizers consider the Festival to be a preparation stage for the International Festival “Zodchestvo” in Moscow. “Zodchestvo of Eastern Siberia” is traditionally held in Irkutsk. In 2014 it was held in Krasnoyarsk, and in 2017
Krasnoyarsk housed the Festival for the second time. In 2017, Altai architects proposed to hold the next Festival in Barnaul. We decided to leave the name of the Festival, filling it with a new geographical meaning. And so we present the Festival “Zodchestvo in Siberia 2018”.