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If you are marvelling at the beautifully warm and sunny weather, we are with you! That’s why this week we are paying particular attention to open-air events, inspiring you to soak in those last bits of summer before we venture full swing into fall.
Another long weekend is approaching – June 12 is Russia Day, so everyone is having a much-needed extra day off. We have an eventful program for you: with festivals, exhibitions, and even an orchestral rock show, there will be something for everyone!
Get your cultural fix at museums or let your digital self explore contemporary art? What about a celebration of all things handmade? And, of course, a bit of pre-holiday vibes to keep you going? Here are some ideas for a fun-filled weekend.
Free entry to the Hermitage, Italian cinema, a photo exhibition of 19th-century St. Petersburg and a holiday fair: a culture-heavy and diverse weekend awaits!
The State Hermitage Museum’s General Staff Building was site to the final event of the AR-CRAFT competition for the developers of augmented reality software. The competition was organized by ITMO University, Epson, Ascreen, and the State Hermitage Museum. Participants were tasked with developing augmented reality applications that would enhance the experience of visiting Russia’s largest museum. ITMO.NEWS attended the awards ceremony to learn about the winners’ projects.
“No matter how much we talk about the progress and the synthesis of technologies, no magic will happen until there is one irreplaceable component – a human being,” says Denis Astakhov, CEO of Avocado Toast, of the main idea behind the international scientific-practical conference “Lighting Design” in 2019. We stand on the brink of the Russian lighting industry development, where previous approaches lose their relevance. While some companies anticipate changes, and others try to solve short-term problems, there are those who look to the future and consider the possibility of creating a comfortable lighting environment in the context of digitalization. Organized by ITMO University together with the State Hermitage Museum and the ARCHCLUB social and professional project, the “Lighting Design” conference will be dedicated to this particular topic, as well as the role of humans in the lighting industry development.
Historian Sergey Kuznetsov on the Stroganovs, Their Connection to ITMO, and History of Entrepreneurship in Russia
Recently, an exhibition called “A Forgotten Russian Patron. The Collection of Count Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov” has opened at the State Hermitage Museum. It features paintings, sculptures, photographs and other exhibits collected by the scion of the dynasty. One of the most influential aristocratic families in Russia, the Stroganovs were veritable pioneers and innovators in the field of technologies and education. One of ITMO University’s campuses (that on Tchaikovsky St.) is based on the dynasty’s former ancestral home. ITMO.NEWS sat down with Sergey Kuznetsov, a historian and staff member at the Russian Museum and leading researcher of the Stroganov family, to talk about the exhibition and the university’s participation in the preservation of the dynasty’s vast collections.
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This weekend is packed with all sorts of art exhibitions to fit any taste, so pick the one you like most or mix it all up!
Get lost in a surrealistic dream at the Lumiere Hall creative space, learn about the way people used to celebrate New Year in the Soviet Union, listen to jazz music at one of the most peculiar cathedrals in the city and catch the latest fashion exhibition: here is what’s on our list to do in St. Pete this weekend!