Panel discussion in a framework of the exhibition "Red Wealth, Soviet design, 1950-1980"
Time: 12.00 – 16.00
Place: Kunsthal Rotterdam auditorium
During the panel talks and discussion, participants will focus on the impact of political, economic, social and cultural factors on the differences and similarities of design development in Holland and USSR.
The main goal of the discussion is to re-evaluate design achievements of the past from contemporary perspective and XXI century design trends that are based on the human-oriented values of social, cultural and ecological responsibility (sustainability), systematical problem-solving approach and design thinking, social and cultural inclusiveness and individualization of design solutions as well as multidisciplinary collaborative projects.
A comparison of the past experiences and practices used within completely different political and economical models in 1950-80's USSR and Europe (Netherlands), can help us to understand existing social design problems deeper and to identify valuable solutions for the future.
12.00 – 12.30
Gathering of visitors
12.30 – 12.35
Opening by Emily Ansenk, director of the Kunsthal Rotterdam
12.35 – 12.45
‘Soviet design: the unknown history’ introduction by Alexandra Sankova, director of the Moscow Design Museum, co-curator of the exhibition
12.45 – 13.00
'Social and philosophical context of discussion' introduction by Elena Oranskaia, director of Art-east+Art-west foundation
presentation 1 'Social values in Dutch design history'
Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz, PhD fellow at the Design Cultures department of the VU University Amsterdam
presentation 2 'Social values in Soviet design history'
Alyona Sokolnikova, Head of exhibitions at the Moscow Design Museum, co-curator of the exhibition
'Social design: European (Dutch) and Soviet perspective' panel discussion focusing on different approaches to design that existed in capitalistic Europe (Netherlands) and socialistic USSR and the possible applications of the best practices from both of them now and in the future.
Moderator: Elena Oranskaia, director of Art-east+Art-west foundation
Participants: Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz, Alexandra Sankova, Aljona Sokolnikova
14:30 – 15.00
Tea-break, informal communication
15:00 – 16:00
Guided tour around the exhibition "Red Wealth, Soviet design, 1950-1980" for visitors of the program by Aljona Sokolnikova
Alexandra Sankova, director of the Moscow Design Museum, curator, PhD fellow at the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts, Independent designer
Alyona Sokolnikova, PhD, Associate professor at Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities, Head of exhibitions at the Moscow Design Museum, curator, teacher at British Higher School of Arts and Design (Moscow), Independent designer
Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz, PhD fellow at the Design Cultures department of the VU University Amsterdam, teacher at the VU University Amsterdam, Independent applied artist and designer
Elena Oranskaia, director of Art-east+Art-west foundation