Location: The New Tretyakov Gallery, Western wing, 10, Krimsky Val, Moscow
Organized by: Moscow Design Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery
Khelmyanov Sergey – Head of “Industrial design” Department, Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, Associate Professor. Expert of the international competition “WorldSkillsRussia”, author of many articles on the history of Russian (Soviet) design, and designer with more than 70 projects, and chief architect with dozen built architectural objects. In 2011, Sergey Khelmyanov and Professor Svetlana Mirzoyan wrote the book “Mukha. Sankt-Peterburgskaja shkola dizajna” on history of St. Petersburg school of design and profession of designer in Russia.
Industrial design, like no other field, is a social phenomenon.
It is impossible to consider design processes and products outside of the context of particular civilization and culture. There is a misconception that Russian (Soviet) design did not exist, and now few people know its history. In his informal lecture, Sergey Khelmyanov suggests to objectively assess the Russian design culture as a project and to analyze “our strengths and our weaknesses” on concrete cases.
Lecture is a part of the education program of the exibition PIECE! FRIENSHIP! DESIGN!