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In October 2020, the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, the Russian Academy of Arts, the Moscow Institute of Architecture (State Academy), Moscow State Pedagogical University named after S.G. Stroganov and the National Academy of Design (NAD) hold an international scientific forum “VKHUTEMAS Space in World Culture of the XX-XXI Centuries”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Higher Art Workshops in Moscow.

Aims and objectives of the conference.

We aim to attract the international and Russian scientific and creative public to considering the role of the world-famous innovative school of VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN in the development of art, culture, architecture and design of the XX-XXI centuries, to study the connection between avant-garde art schools of the world, VKHUTEMAS creative, theoretical and educational heritage and its role in the formation of the culture and the modern architectural and artistic process.

The scientific problem of the conference.

The further the period of the creation of the universal innovative art and design school of Moscow VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN recedes in the historical perspective, the more obvious is its influence in modern culture. Which is manifested not only in the number of modern scientific publications of art and culture of the twentieth century from the UK, Germany, France, Italy and other European countries, the USA, China and Japan; but this heritage has entered the modern global information space. Over time, many students’ and graduates works remain interesting and of high professional artistic quality.

The influence of creative and pedagogical concepts formed at VKHUTEMAS in almost all areas and genres of art, architecture and design is comparable to the significance of the bright artistic discoveries of the twentieth century throughout the world. The legacy of VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN represents a wide range of unique innovative achievements in many areas of art and design. VKHUTEMAS has become one of the symbols of the revolution in art and artistic pedagogy.

Many local and foreign schools adopted and implemented teaching methods and content of term papers and course projects of students and graduates of VKHUTEMAS.

The current stage of the development of design and architecture, communication and information processes and researches in the field of contemporary art are distinguished by the strengthening of interdisciplinary ties. In the 21st century, the unity of individual creative discoveries of masters and teachers, innovative methods of education and the bright results of professional practice of graduates again becomes an integral aspect of the development of centers of architecture and art.

However, despite the popularity and relevance of VKHUTEMAS materials, there is still no complete cultural and historical understanding of the emergence and formation of the school. Many facts, and sometimes the prevailing myths, need to be verified. The role and importance of VKHUTEMAS in the global context remains undetected; the creative fate of many teachers and graduates of the school, who formed the "golden fund" of VKHUTEMAS heritage, is not studied sufficiently.

The topic of interaction between the VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN school and scientific, technical, artistic and creative organizations, social and industrial structures, and other educational organizations was practically not regarded earlier. It is necessary to scientifically reconstruct the historical and theoretical model of VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN as a unique complex art-design and socio-cultural object.

VKHUTEMAS was born and developed during the period of the greatest activity of the world avant-garde. This could not leave unaffected the increased activity of figurative thinking and the new language of art, the mood of teachers and students - equal participants in a single creative process. As a result, the palette of artistic techniques became wider. Each direction possessed great potential in the educational and scientific methodological process, making it possible to form integral models of the world of new art on the basis of various formal-compositional solutions.

A century later, many of the results and outcomes of that time are perceived differently than in the years of their appearance and bloom. There is a need to create an up-to-date understanding of the methods and conditions for their implementation, the scientific reconstruction of the history of faculties, the creation of public archives that allow one to visualize in detail the stages of their evolution.

Thematic blocks and sections of the conference:

- VKHUTEMAS and the formation of the design culture in the XX-XXI centuries.

- VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN during the period of active research and engineering innovations in the first third of the XX century. The influence of science and technology on the development of artistic creation and architectural and design education in the XXI century.

- The interaction of artistic movements and the synthesis of arts in the system of art, architecture and design institution.

- The role of architecture and spatial thinking in the formation of a new type of art-industrial school.

- VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN and contemporary professional art, museum and research organizations in the field of culture.

- VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN and industry of the 1920s and 1930s: experience and modernity.

- The virtual museum of VKHUTEMAS and art schools of the avant-garde era: problems of creating electronic information resources and databases.

Conditions and procedure for participation in the conference.

Both in-person and absentee participation in the conference are possible.

Applications for participation are accepted until January 15, 2020.

Conference proceedings will be published. Travel expenses of non-resident participants of the conference are covered by the sending party.

In order to participate in the conference and to get your article included in the program and in the conference materials it is necessary to submit the following to the organizing committee until January 15, 2020 inclusively:

application for participation in the conference (name, position, academic degree, academic rank, place of work, abstract of the article - no more than 300 characters, form of participation, phone number, email address)

The Scientific Committee considers the submitted materials for the degree of compliance with the subject and program of the conference and reserves the right to recommend materials for publication.

Based on the materials sent, a program will be drawn up.

Materials for publication in the conference book (7000 - 8000 characters) should be sent by e-mail until March 30, 2020.

Conference languages: Russian and English

Conference participants grant the scientific committee and the editorial group the rights to:
- publish the materials;
- publish an electronic version of the publication on the website of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow State Art Academy named after S.G. Stroganov, MARKHI, National Academy of Design and the RSCI;

Materials for participation in the conference must be sent to the addresses:

[email protected] - Lavrentiev Alexander Nikolaevich

[email protected] - Sazikov Alexey Vladimirovich

[email protected] - MARKHI Museum

Application form VKHUTEMAS 100 Conference

Full Name
Position, place of work
Academic degree, academic rank
Name of article
Abstract of the report (no more than 300 characters)
Form of participation
Required technical equipment for the report
Phone number
Email address
Postal address (to send the official invitation)

Publication requirements:

Compliance with the theme of the conference;

Volume of the article: 7000 - 8000 characters

Text format: Microsoft Word 6 or 7;

Font: Times New Roman 14 pt;

Layout of the title and annotation: the author (full name), place of work and position, article title, abstract - is given in Russian and English (2-4 sentences), keywords in Russian and English.

References or notes at the end of the article, references to literature or notes in the text in square brackets should be the same size as the main text.

Illustrations (no more than 1-2) are provided separately in jpeg format, a list of illustrations should be included at the end of the article.