The New Rural
The 650 hectares of fields and forests are maintained thanks to the circular arts economy created in the park. The Park is used as a test-bed for developing sustainable landscape and forestry practices which can be applied to similar post-agricultural landscapes in Russia and, increasingly, across the world.Nikola-Lenivets Classroom
The Classroom is an education and research centre, set in the working environment of an art park, which analyses and documents the practices that have developed in the park, as well as designing future ways of living and working in harmony with nature and local communities, while using the newest technologies available.Results and Opportunities
The international Winter School at Nikola-Lenivets is a perfect opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in strategic programming and spacial design on a large scale in a beautiful natural landscape. Teams are international and are composed of young architects, artists, landscape architects as well as others. We have welcomed participants from the UK, Italy, Latvia and Russia. Peer to peer learning and ideas exchange is just as important as the knowledge you receive from the School's tutors.
We invite tutors and experts from the Umea School of Architecture, Sweden, ETH, Zurich, the AA, UK, University of Brighton, UK, MARCH, Russia, as well as others. The tutors for each school are confirmed a month before the start date.
Invited tutors of previous schools include Peter Markli
, Swiss architect, Thomas Randall-Page
, designer, tutor at the AA and Oxford Brookes, Kate Goodwin
, Head of Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts, artist and architect Alexander Brodsky
, Dasha Paramonova
, CEO of Strelka Architects, Niall Hobhouse, art collector, curator and public figure, Julia Bychkova, Director of Archstoryanie Festival, Robert Sollis
, Director of Europa, as well as experts in timber construction and forestry.
There will be a public presentation of the School's results on the last day of your stay.