On March 9, speaking at the International Investment Forum of Architecture and Design SIYUM in Kazan, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin said that human capital is the main value of Strategy-2030 and everything what is being done in the area of design is aimed at human being.
“The First Investment Forum is just the beginning of a big conversation. We are at the beginning of the way and this way will be continued. In this community, where there are creative people, you can never put an end, you need to put an ellipsis, to open up new opportunities. The republic adopted the Strategy-2030 in 2015. As part of the strategy, a separate section on the development of spaces, infrastructure and real capital was working,” Tatarstan Prime Minister said.
Experts in the field of architecture and design, business representatives, potential investors and customers gathered to exchange experience, knowledge and solutions of pressing issues at the Korston Entertainment Complex in Kazan . Their joint ideas and projects will open new opportunities for changing the public spaces. The educational programme of the forum includes sessions in five areas: urban planning and architecture, design, HoReCa, personal brand, creative industries.
During three days, over 30 lectures and master classes will be held on the site in Kazan. As many as 50 speakers from 10 countries take part in the forum. Such top-level professionals as the Chief Architect of Barcelona in 2011-2015 and the co-founder of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) Vicente Guallart, a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland Maria Kiernan, the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, President of the International Association “Union of Designers” Andrei Bobykin and others.
The main mission of the SIYUM Forum is to develop the architecture and design industry for the further global environmental changes and strengthening the position of Tatarstan as a region with high creative potential, increasing its recognition on the international architectural and design arena.
In a recent message to the Federal Assembly Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized the importance of the task of creating a comfortable urban environment. The Head of State appreciated the experience of Kazan in updating the urban environment and infrastructure. The President of the Russian Federation emphasized the aim - to develop a large-scale programme of spatial development of Russia over the next six years, including the development of cities and other settlements. According to the instructions of the Head of State, the creation of comfortable urban environment in Russia should be based on modern technologies of architecture and construction.
The Forum organizers are Tatarstan Investment Development Agency together with Ministry of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Utilities of the republic with the support of the Union of Architects of Russia and Union of Designers. The Forum will be held until March 11.