«Social Revolution» Festival — the first Architecture Festival in Yaroslavl, Russia. The main theme and the motto of the festival: «Answers of architects to the questions of the city». The festival was held 2 times — May 2012 and June 2013.
Dates of the festival 2014: September 26 — October 12.
Before the festival in 2014 we have start an architectural competition
The Festival was dedicated to the creation of functional objects of the urban environment for relaxing and socializing citizens, for family and youth communication, integration of different social and age groups and people with disabilities. The international architectural competition “PARKing” was a part of the Festival. The aim the competition was a creation land art objects and street furniture in the city center, in a park on the Tchaikovsky street. Best competitive projects were realized during the festival (some objects will be built in 2014). Lecture program of the festival included lectures and master classes of architects and curators of social projects in Moscow and Yaroslavl, including lecture of architectural critic, curator of Architecture award for achievements in the field of modern wooden architecture of Russia Nikolai Malinin. The parallel program of the festival includes the project “Gourmanization of the space”, which aims to demonstrate to the city dwellers that the creation of attractive art objects that perform the necessary urban functions is available to the public and does not require a significant investment. This project also included an international competition “Architecture and Food”.
The festival was focused on the idea of social housing development in Yaroslavl. The motto of the festival: “House for the price of the car”. One of the festival events was an international architectural competition on the theme “Minimal” house — a dwelling house, available to most residents of Yaroslavl and adapted for life in the Russian climate. The festival included an extensive lecture program, which was devoted to various aspects of the design of social housing, as well as the problems of modern urban research in Yaroslavl. During the festival a research group was formed. Curator of the group was the head of the training programs of the Institute for Media, Architecture and Design “Strelka” Yuri Grigoryan. Group has explored urban problems, which were then submitted for public discussion with representatives of the city administration, media and invited experts and were presented to Mayor of Yaroslavl Yevgeny Urlashov.
Project site of the competition «The revolution of social housing«.
International competitions that were organized during the festival
February 1 — May 1, 2013
61 projects of architectural objects. Realization of the winning projects: summer 2013 and at the festival 2014
The revolution of Social housing
from January 1 to April 29, 2012
54 projects of social houses
Architecture & Food
January 10 — April 10, 2013
44 projects for cafe veranda and pavilions. It is planned to realize the winning projects in 2014