FINAL ACTIVITIES IN KYIV CLOSING CONFERENCE AND GUIDED TOURS
KYIV'S HOUSE OF ARCHITECTURE TO HOST THE PRESENTATION OF THE RESULTS OF THE PROJECT RKM_SAVE URBAN HERITAGE. THE APPOINTMENT IS COMPRISED OF THREE IMPORTANT EVENTS: A CONFERENCE AT THE HOUSE OF ARCHITECTURE ON 28 MAY AT 10:00 A.M. AND TWO RKM_GUIDED TOURS (MONDAY 28 JUNE AT 2:30 P.M. AND TUESDAY 29 MAY AT 11:00 A.M. – SEE THE PROGRAMME BELOW) MARKING THE OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE RKM_APPLICATION*.
New technologies for the valorisation and promotion of cultural heritage and tourism represent a trio that is becoming increasingly more common in the contemporary city. RKM_Save Urban Heritage, funded by the European Union, has assumed this approach and developed a web application for those wishing to visit and learn more about avant-garde heritage in the cities of Kyiv and Moscow.
The final conferences will also include the presentation of the other results obtained by RKM: a signage project for avant-garde heritage; the RKM_Pilot Project for the area of Santa Sophia Reserve; the results of the international student workshops and communications and awareness raising activities.
Monday 28 May Morning | Conference
HOUSE OF ARCHITECTURE | ST. BORISA GRINCHENKO N.7
9:30 –10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Greetings (House of Architecture, Municipality of Rome, CIUDAD Supporting Mechanism)
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Greetings | Anton Chornyj | Municipality of Kyiv, Department of Urban Development and Architecture
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. RKM_Save Urban Heritage project | Objectives, Activities and Final Results | Silvia Libianchi | Municipality of Rome
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Activities and Final Results in Kyiv | Yana Milovanova | Department of Urban Development and Architecture | Taras Kostanchuk | Kyiv Project Manager
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Activities and Final Results in Moscow | Vladimir Shukhov | Shukhov Tower Foundation
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. RKM_Pilot Project | The Area Around the Saint Sophia Reserve | Elio Trusiani | Sapienza University of Rome
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. RKM_Application and Signage for Constructivist Architecture| Luca Milan | Municipality of Rome
12:30 – 12:45 p.m. The Development and Perspectives for the RKM_Application in Kyiv | Tetyana Kashenko | Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA), Faculty of Architecture
12:45 – 12:55 a.m. Study of Avant-garde by Graduate Students | L.G. Vasilenko | Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA)Faculty of Architecture
12:55 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. The Influence of Constructivism on Contemporary Architecture | Maria Singaivskaia | Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA), Faculty of Architecture
1:05 - 1:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Open Discussion
28 May | RKM_KT_01: LYPKY AND HISTOIRCAL KYIV | Guided Tour with the RKM_Application*
MEETING POINT: Khreshchatyk metro station @ 2:30 p.m.
The first of four tours developed for the city of Kyiv, this itinerary examines new experimental residential designs, beginning with apartment buildings for the workers' militia, NKVD secret police, Military District personnel and the USSR Council of People's Commissars, together with residences for scientists, associates of the Bogomolets Institute, doctors and sausage factory workers. The tour also proidves a look at many social infrastructures such as schools, kindergartens and clubs, and new structures for state authorities of Ukraine, including the Presidential Administration, the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet.
Tuesday 29 May | RKM_KT_02: IN AND AROUND THE SANTA SOPHIA RESERVE | Guided Tour with the RKM_Application*
MEETING POINT Andriivsky Uzviz, 23 (ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH) AT 11:00 A.M.
This tour weaves its way through historical and modern Kyiv. Beginning at St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery and ending at St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral, the second RKM_Itinerary in Kyiv visits the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine building, public offices and residential buildings from the constructivist and functionalist period, including works by Josif Karakis, Mykola Shekhonin and Pavel Aleshin, most notably his First Soviet Doctor's Housing Cooperative. The tour also visits important residential buildings for the Supreme Command of the Red Army and the Academy of Science of Ukraine. Finally, travelling through the former Upper City of the Kyiv Rus period, the tour also proposes a visit to the eleventh century UNESCO World Heritage site of the Santa Sophia Cathedral and the Golden Gate, historically the ceremonial entrance to Kyiv.
Convinced of the importance of applying new technologies to the valorisation and promotion of cultural heritage and tourism, the RKM_Application is a smart, user friendly and intuitive graphic interface offering an interactive system for visiting Avant-garde and Constructivist heritage. Users can follow pre-set itineraries or build their own tours and each stop is associated with an audio-visual sequence providing in-depth information. Descriptions are available in country-specific audio and text (English, Russian and Ukrainian), accompanying historical images, original drafts and plans, details and interiors. A portrait of the architect and other related historical figures and topics are integrated with contextual information about the areas of the city being crossed.
Participants are invited to bring their smartphones and tablets.
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