On City Day, Gorky Park will host Maker Faire Moscow, Russia’s biggest festival of inventors, which brings together professional and amateur creatives who produce something out of nothing; initiate new trends in design, education, and urbanism; and organize innovative startups and experimental laboratories.
Aimed at audiences of all ages, the program of the 2019 festival is built around environmental questions and ecological habits. Each visitor will be able to find a thematic zone to match their interests, listen to Russian and international speakers, watch presentations of new products, and show their own inventions. Over two days, more than 200 participants, or “makers,” will demonstrate their achievements and reveal their secret know-how.
Divided into thematic zones, including Technology, Crafts, Art, and Education, the festival’s main focus will be on science. Young scholars from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Russia’s top technical university, which is ranked the best university in Russia by Forbes, will discuss their work and conduct live experiments. A plastics processing lab featuring affordable technologies and methods of recycling used plastics into new objects is set to become a key location at this year’s festival.
A meeting point for the most diverse audiences, the Maker Faire Moscow brings together makers and inventors, local producers and startups, geeks and technology addicts, kids and adults, studios and laboratories, artists and engineers, amateurs and professionals—all of them united by the idea of creating new things by hand using traditional or cutting-edge tools.
Launched in California in 2006, today Maker Faire today is the world’s most famous festival of technology and popular science, its main mission being to draw public attention to the limitless opportunities for self-fulfillment and technological creativity. Maker Faire has been held in Moscow since 2016 and is organized by Fab Lab, the digital production laboratory based at NUST MISIS. Since 2018, the festival has operated in collaboration with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, with the support of Gorky Park.