July 4. Yauza Hall. 12:50 - 13:50


Guardians of history. How do city administrations and activists work with the heritage

In 2021 Nizhny Novgorod will be 800 years old. By this time, the city and the region seek to identify and restore the most valuable historical buildings of the XXth and XIXth centuries. Unique wooden houses, which are almost gone in Europe, are being restored today: started by volunteers of Tom Sawyer Fest, the initiative is now joined by the authorities. The city, initiative organizations and volunteers come together to draw attention to the value of the historical environment, to restore the most valuable monuments of architecture and to reclaim its heritage for the region.


Alexandr Ostrogorsky
Architectural journalist, lecturer at MARCH architecture school


Andrey Kochetkov
Thought leader, Festival of historical environment reconstruction "Tom Sawyer Fest"
Daria Shorina
Head, Institute of urban environment development in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
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