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Imagine Moscow: Lectures on Russian Design

An evening course exploring the history of Russian modernity, propaganda, work and play and new frontiers in Russian design. Delivered in partnership with GRAD Gallery.

About the course

The Russian Revolution and its cultural aftermath represent one of the most significant moments in our architectural and design history, perhaps one of the last, given the contested nature of the present. There is a huge appetite for its visionary images that can still be seen reflected in the work of contemporary architects and designers.

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this course compliments the Design Museum’s Imagine Moscow exhibition and explores the wider cultural context that informed the design of the period.

Subjects will include the largely imaginary landscapes and phantoms of Moscow. The ideal Soviet capital which never came into existence, will be shown in the exhibition and explored in this course. In addition the course will explore the legacy of Russian modernity and propaganda as well as new frontiers of Russian design.

The full programme will be announced in early 2017. The course runs between late March and May.

Valentina Kulagina, We Build, 1930's, Ne boltai! Collection

Valentina Kulagina, Front cover design by Valentina Kulagina entitled 1st of May in ‘Krasnaya niva’ magazine, 1930, Ne boltai! Collection

Booking information

Adult £10, student/concession £7.50, Members £5

Tickets include admittance to the lecture only. Further details of the next lectures will be announced shortly.

Become a Member and receive 50% off the ticket price and 5 days priority booking on events.

Related exhibition

Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, it explores Moscow as it was imagined by a generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and 1930s.