Russian Avantgarde Foundation: Russian Senator Sergey Gordeyev Steps up to Preserve Moscow's Cultural and Architectural Vanguard Legacy.NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of -- As Moscow's real estate development explodes, the preservation of architectural landmarks has become a necessary cause. This task has been taken up by the prominent Russian senator Sergey Gordeyev. Mr. Gordeyev is the founder of the Russian Avantgarde Foundation, an organization aimed at preserving cultural heritage. Mr. Gordeyev will be a featured speaker at a two-day symposium in New York geared towards preserving the architectural legacy of radical Soviet architects of the 1920's and '30's. The Russian senator, along with a group of architects and historians from all over the world will illustrate the current state of the neglected monuments as well as explore their future. Among the highlights of the symposium will be a roundtable discussion, case studies and featured addresses.
The symposium is concurrent with MoMA's exhibition "Lost Vanguard Vanguard
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The Russian Avantgarde Foundation's other undertakings include the creation of the Konstantin Melnikov Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov (Russian: Константин Степанович Мельников; August 3 O.S. Museum, to be housed in the building created by the architect. The Melnikov House is currently under threat of collapse due to construction work in its vicinity, and the Foundation is working hard to ensure its protection. The Foundation is also working to create an International Architectural Center with lecture and exhibition spaces. Other ongoing projects of the Foundation include an architectural graphics collection from the personal archives of Russian architects A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
The Symposium will take place on Friday, September 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Architectural League of New York The Architectural League of New York is a non-profit organization "for creative and intellectual work in architecture, urbanism, and related disciplines".
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