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Film screenings, yoga and VR games: what awaits guests of the City for Everyone exhibition

For guests of the exhibition, the champion of Russia and the world in rhythmic gymnastics Samira Mustafayeva will conduct author's training

For guests of the exhibition, the champion of Russia and the world in rhythmic gymnastics Samira Mustafayeva will conduct author’s training

From 1 to 21 August, the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” will host the exhibition “A City for Everyone”. Visitors will see the transformations of Moscow over the past 10 years and the results of the most important urban transformations of the capital. Plans for further development of the metropolis will also be presented.

Every day, guests of the exhibition will be waiting for activities on the site dedicated to various areas of the city’s life. Only here you can visit for a few days master class watercolor painting with the chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov, learn the basics of mobile robotics and graphic design with the Technopolis Moscow project, learn from the team “Architects of the Meadow”how to create a real urban garden for butterflies, to become a participant in the theater performance Playbackcreate your own urban art object, watch documentaries about the city and its communities, and attend lectures by leading urbanists.

All activities of the program of events of the exhibition will be held in different thematic zones of its exposition, which symbolizes the diversity of the urban environment of the capital: “The city is learning”, “The city is speaking”, “The city is developing”, “Healthy city” and others. In total, the program includes more than 70 events, admission to which is free. Detailed program on the website https://mosurbanforum.ru/business-program/.

– 26 film screenings of documentaries and meetings with directors and film critics, yoga, stretching and fitness training, lectures on urban health, ecology and culture – in three weeks, about a hundred different events for citizens will be held at the exhibition site in the Manezh, – said the head of the Department of Urban Development Moscow city politics Sergei Levkin.

So, first day The exhibition will host an open concert-presentation of the composer Viktor Osadchev, whose works are used in the rooms of the Bolshoi Theater and in the Moscow Pavilion at the Expo in Dubai. At the Manezh, Victor will present his album Journey, music inspired by travel and written for chamber ensembles: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, vibraphone and flute.

On August 2, within the framework of the exhibition, psychologist and business coach of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center Elena Gorinova tell the townspeople abouthow to overcome existential burnout and survive difficulties. You can continue the practice of mindfulness and finding peace at a lecture from Yoga Space “Life in a big city as a practice of mindfulness.” Also, guests of the exhibition will have an extensive program of activities with the participation of sports stars: autograph sessions, yoga and meditation, author’s workouts from the champion of Russia and the world in rhythmic gymnastics Samira Mustafayeva.

During the exhibition, three open recordings of the Industrial Quarters podcast will be held, where visitors, together with blogger Valentin Dvoeglazov, discuss the topic of revitalization of former industrial zones. Also, at the City for Everyone site, Muscovites will be able to test their knowledge of the city and sustainable development, participate in intellectual games from the QuizPliz and Eco assembly. The Skillbox project will hold a series of educational intensives in various areas of design. Also at the exhibition there will be a green swap and plant crossing zone – here you can exchange small indoor plants, as well as take seeds with you to create your own urban garden.

Master class of the chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov

Master class of the chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov

All three weeks in the cinema area of ​​the exhibition, visitors have access to an open program from the Documentary Film Center. Over the course of three weeks, 26 film screenings will be held, presenting leading domestic and international films about cities, their inhabitants, the global consequences of urbanization, culture and history. Here you can see the picture “Where are we going” directed by Ruslan Fedotov – a year-long observation of the life of passengers of the Moscow metro, where a poetic essay about modern Russia is formed from random meetings. There will also be a movie “Lida” directed by Konstantin Reich about the founder of the charity foundation “House with a lighthouse” and the children’s hospice of the same name, the documentary film by the Swiss director Jean-Stefan Bron “Paris Opera” – the winner of the 39th MIFF in the nomination “Best Documentary”, as well as the film “Jazzist” Andrei Airapetov is the first Russian documentary film about the history of Russian jazz based on the life of the famous musician Alexei Semyonovich Kozlov. In total, the Documentary Film Center will present at the exhibition 12 paintings.

A separate program is provided for kids. Young citizens are waiting for workshops on Moscow studies, creative thinking and design from the Museum of Moscow. Architectural bureau for children (7+) will hold a master class “How could the great artists Vincent van Gogh and Konstantin Melnikov influence the face of contemporary Moscow?”, where participants will create a model of two streets in the style of Van Gogh and Melnikov. The Moscow Transport Museum will hold a master class “Children’s auto repair shop”.

For children, a playground will be built at the exhibition and a kindergarten playroom will be recreated.

Arina Drobina, director of Moscow Urban FEST:

– In addition to the main exposition, guests of the exhibition “City for Everyone” expect a lot of activities every day. We have collected our many years of experience in organizing the largest city festival for citizens and came up with a program that will be of interest to a wide audience. Here, as in Moscow, everyone can find something of their own: creative and environmental workshops, neoclassical music concerts and performances, documentary film screenings, educational lectures and discussions about the city, workouts with sports stars, as well as events for children from the best museums in the capital. Come with the whole family, you won’t be bored!

You can learn more about the program and register on the website: https://mosurbanforum.ru/business-program/

The exhibition “A City for Everyone” will be open daily from 10:00 to 20:00,

Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh” from August 1 – 21.

Free admission. For the convenience of visitors, pre-registration is available.

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