Креативные индустрии ИД

№4 (31) December 2008
Going East. Local Identities in Practice

Editor's note

Editor’s note ‘Local self-identification is very similar to mere mooing’ – says Vladimir Kagansky, whose expert position commences this issue (Russia does not Want to Know Itself). The authorities dislike it, but the fact remains. It seems easy to be explained: self-identification is stated through the barest necessity to take one’s stand. The position imposes: who I am, what a person I am, where I am, where I am going and what is my point of destination, which methods and principles are good for my objectives.
In full

15 Minutes about Important

Julia Nerush
Going East. Interview with Jury Vazhenin Top-manager. This formula became a part of our language substituting a portrait of a person for a collective image of a business sphere, corporation. To disclose the scale of a manager’s personality in a quarter of an hour – that is the task of this new column. Our first guest is Jury Vazhenin, CEO of Gazprompererabotka Ltd., the company that coordinates realization of strategy of East Siberian territories exploration.

Subject of the Issue

Vladimir Kagansky
Russia does not Want to Know Itself
As administrative organization of Russian land is geting sick, regions and municipalities engage in search of identity. But why local self-identification is so similar to mere mooing?
Ivan Mitin
Place as Palimpsest
How do the spatial myths create places and construct identities?
Nikolai Pryanishnikov
Genealogy of the Сity, or Identities in Assemblage History of a city can become an effective instrument of the city development. The development of the community is at stake as well.
Mikhail Rozhansky
Baikal Siberia
The project states the fact of starting decolonisation of social research and offers a new approach to study of local lore.
Alexander Pulyaev
Disappearing Energy of Small Towns. Tulun The text was written among many others devoted to small towns of Eastern Siberia within ‘Baikal Siberia’ project.
Lev Kolomytz
The Place where not Everything is Bad. Vladivostok
Problems and perspectives of Vladivostok as the ‘eastern capital of Russia’.
Nikolay Dyadechkin, Alexsander Toschev
Bilbao in the Russian Way A short description of a project idea to regenerate Igarka – a former sea port of the Russian North which has lost its economic function and now could be transformed into a city based on a new for the North model using cultural concepts and new technologies.

Issue Interview

Marina Balashkina
Revival of Class Interview with Sergey Teploukhov. Serving God as the main occupation is starting to be passed on from one generation to another in Russia. New dynasties appear.


Jury Shevchenko
Abalak Miracle-Working Icon and Holy Hierarch John of Tobolsk Research of the history of Siberian relic – Abalak icon of the Mother of God

The project

Efim Rezvan
Horse-Rider. African Diary Saint-Petersburg Kunstkamera contains collections and documents concerned with Gumilev’s travel to Abyssinia hardly known to the public. A century after researchers walked the African route of the poet-symbolist.


14-21 The series of articles published throughout the year in this column deals with the Waldorf experience of using the medium of art as a means to aid personal development and as a curative therapy. We offer a brief survey of the development of a human being in the first three seven-year cycles of his life.
Brigitte Deck
Waldorf School Curriculum and the Third Seven-Year Period of Human Life
Interview with Peter Holm (Norway) and Vera Simakova (Russia)
Curative education and social therapy


Mikhail Nemtsev
Towards Mass Training: 'Liberal Arts School’ Session as a Case
Massovisation is a natural stage of a humanitarian project development. The author of the text explains the concept of massovisation and provides a concrete case-study of such project working in Russian education.
Victor Goloshchapov
School from the Future. Ust-Ilimsk Experimental Lyceum Siberian Ust-Ilimsk fights a victory over a determined dead-end fate of a city of Baikal-Amur Mainline epoch since it is charged by innovative energy of its citizens. It is seen most of all in the sphere of education.


The First Publication A new contest of Vladimir Potanin’s fund aims at museum experts offering them new possibilities to publish collections.
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