Architectural walks in the native languages of graduates of the Garage training course for guides with migration experience

Date

From 22 August 2022 to 30 September 2022

Place

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Architectural walks in the native languages of graduates of the Garage training course for guides with migration experienceArchitectural walks in the native languages of graduates of the Garage training course for guides with migration experience

DESCRIPTION

The project aims to integrate people with different cultures and languages ​​into the cultural landscapes of Moscow.

Garage Inclusive Programs Department promotes inclusion in museums and other cultural spaces in the capital. It recently ran a training course for guides with migration experience, during which native speakers of other languages studied art history and mediation for six months. Course graduates plan to work with various museums and galleries in Moscow on introducing tours and art mediation in their native languages, which include Armenian, Kyrgyz, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

Architectural walks can be a good space for representing stories, safe assimilation, and a barrier-free acquaintance with the city for people with migration experience.

TOUR GUIDES

Armenian-speaking guide: Marie Martirosyan, art mediator, art blogger, graduate of Garage training course for guides with migration experience.


Kyrgyz-speaking guide: Asipa Zhumalieva, graduate of Garage training course for guides with migration experience; she has been collaborating with Garage since 2021 as an interpreter of tours into Kyrgyz.


Ukrainian-speaking guide: Alla Ilyina, graduate of Garage training course for guides with migration experience.


Uzbek-speaking guide: Begam Karaeva, Associate Professor of the Uzbek State University of World Languages. She teaches Uzbek at Moscow State Linguistic University and is the director of its Center for the Uzbek Language and Culture. Graduate of Garage training course for guides with migration experience.

HOW TO TAKE PART

As the walks take place in the city, we ask you to follow the traffic rules and keep pace with the group. We recommend bringing water with you.

Please call us with any questions: +7 (495) 645-05-20

Schedule

Walk around Gorky Park in Armenian, Kyrgyz, and Uzbek

During the walk, participants will get to know the history of Russian and Soviet twentieth-century architecture and learn about some contemporary architectural trends.

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Walk around the Narkomfin Building in Armenian

The Narkomfin Building is “transitional housing” that represents the move from earlier forms of bourgeois and family life to communal living, as conceived by architect Moisei Ginzburg and his student Ignaty Milinis.

During the walk, participants will enter the building, where they will discuss how builders, engineers, and architects experimented with space, wall color, construction materials, and the number of levels in the cell apartments. They will have the opportunity to examine the original architectural design and see the results of the restoration of the building, which was carried out according to the original drawings.

The route was created by Garage guide Zhanna Sevostyanova and Moisei Ginzburg's grandson, Alexey Ginzburg.

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Walk around an urban matryoshka—the Belyaevo metro station area—in Ukrainian

During the walk around Moscow’s south-west, the location of the capital's major universities, participants will see the largest complex of facilities on Ostrovityanova Street—the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. The group will discuss the evolution of reinforced concrete construction, learn about the history of the district and the transformation of architectural styles, and explore large and small forms of modernist architecture.

The route was created by Garage guides Alexandra Suchkova and Maria Yashkina.

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Walk around the Universitet metro station area and Vorobyovy Gory in Kyrgyz

During this walk around the south-west, Moscow’s center of institutionalized childhood, participants will see a utopian project of the 1960s—the Pioneer Palace on Kosygin Street, Natalia Sats Children's Musical Theater, designed with the participation of Natalia Sats, and the Moscow State Circus on Vernadsky Prospekt, which is a unique building in terms of its constructive solutions. The walk will end at the Vorobyovy Gory station metro bridge.

The route was created by Garage guides Maria Yashkina and Evgenia Umid.

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