Acting Dean — Mikhail Y. Blinkin
Academic Supervisor — Nadezhda Kosareva
Deputy Dean — Ivan Medvedev
Programme Coordinator of Urban Development and Spatial Planning — Irina Nemgirova
Address: 13, bld 4 Myasnitskaya str., Moscow 101000,
Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90 ext. 12-605, 12-610
Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism is an independent learning and research division of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Founded in 2011, the School takes a multidisciplinary approach towards studying and planning modern cities, using the excellent foundation that one of Russia’s top universities has formed in the humanities and socioeconomics. The School’s mission is to create a centre in Russia for learning and research in urban studies and urban planning. It is envisioned that this centre will respond to the needs of the 21st century city and the corresponding era of megacities that are home to tens of millions of people with diverse interests and aspirations. These are cities where sources of information grow and the space for civil, creative, and economic opportunities expands. From 2016 the School is officially named in honor of its first dean and one of the founders — Alexander Vysokovsky (1948-2014).
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Shukhov Lab of the HSE Graduate School of Urbanism is launching a long-term research project ‘New cities and settlements in the North of Russia’. The project will include a series of expeditions, research activities and publications and will be supervised by the director of the Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design Vicente Guallart together with a number of leading international and Russian experts.
The first field trip will be to Murmansk and will take place from 12 to 19 August 2018. Murmansk is the largest city to the north of the Arctic Circle with the ice-free harbour and Russia’s only port with unrestricted access to the Atlantic and world sea routes. Today Murmansk has a large shipbuilding industry and is an important fishing port. Its fish-processing plant is one of the largest in Europe.
The aim of the field trip is to conduct a 1-week research in order to generate insights and visions about European North of Russia facing global weather changes.
The expedition will be divided into the following workshops:
‘Socio-cultural landscape of the city’ curated by Sofya Gavrilova (photographer, PhD in Geography and the Environment School, Oxford, PhD in Cartography, Moscow State University)
‘Architecture of the Arctic coast’ curated by Elena Mitrofanova (architect, Master in Advanced Architecture, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia)
‘Northern Transportation Systems’ curated by Nikolay Zalesskiy (research fellow of the Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies)
‘Northern Urbanization’ curated by Nadia Khort (urbanist, head of the Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design)
To apply for the field trip, please send your CV and motivation letter to Nadia Khort firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate ‘Murmansk: field trip’ as a subject.
For students and employees of the HSE University all costs will be covered by HSE grant (‘Discovering Russia Anew’ project). Non-HSE participants are welcome to join the expedition for a fee of RUR 30,000 that includes accommodation costs and a return flight to Murmansk.