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Tanon Theerasupwitaya, Pheerapitch Phetchareon, Anchalika Thepnumsommanus, Napassorn Kanwatchara, Nisama Lawtongkum, Termrak Chaiyawat, Raphadson Saraputtised; MIT-Russia Program: Ziyu Xu, Benjamin Carlton Hoyle, Eytan Michael Levi.

 

Instructor

Romea Muryń is a Polish architect and urban planner. After receiving her master’s degree from West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland and her bachelor’s degree from the School of Design and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark she worked for 8 years as an architect in leading design practices in Copenhagen, New York, and Rotterdam. Romea also successfully completed the postgraduate programme ‘Hybrid Urbanism’ at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design and worked as a leading architect and urban strategist at KB Strelka, Moscow, Russia, taking part in the projects 'My Street' large-scale urban renovation program and, 'Key Public Spaces: Improvement in 40 Cities of Russia'. As a founder of Locument, her work was exhibited at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Italy, and at the 25th Biennial of Design, Ljubjana, Slovenia. Currently, she is an adjunct Professor at INDA International Program in Design and Architecture, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Second Instructor

Maya Shopova is a Teaching Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she received her Master's in Architecture. Prior to her graduate studies she received her bachelor's degree from McGill University and worked as an architect for 4 years at diverse design practices in Montreal, New York, Boston, and Moscow. Maya's thesis work with Mary Lynch Lloyd and Ching Ying Ngan founded "Collective Home Office", a collaborative practice that studies the changing nature of home and work in a post-work era increasingly administered by Big Tech. Currently, Maya is teaching graduate and undergraduate studios as well as workshops at MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

 

Local coordinator

Olga Isaeva has graduated with MA from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (2011), studied in Lappeenranta University of Technology (2008) in Finland and successfully completed the postgraduate programme ‘Hybrid Urbanism’ at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (2015-2016). Olga specialized in different forms of alternative tourism, organised over 50 international travel events as auto press tours and thematic trips. She is a co-founder of Nomad Train, an international Transsiberian travel initiative that is taking place since 2017 and co-founder of the Lighthouse trips operating since 2014.

 

Local instructors

Asia Vasilyeva is an urban planner and architect. Graduated from Moscow State university of Civil Engineering, and finish postgraduate study program in Central Research and Design Institute of the Russian Ministry of Construction. She has 6 years experience on all scale architecture, urban planing and architecture consulting projects. She worked on projects in United States, Russia, Poland, United Arab Emirates. Currently, she is working as an urban planner at BroadwayMalyan Polska.

 

Ivana Simic is a South African architect, living in Moscow for the past 4 years. She received her master’s degree from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa). She has experience working as an Architect in offices in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Sarajevo (Bosnia). She currently lives in Moscow and works on projects of different scales in both South Africa and Moscow.  

 

Xenia Adjoubei is an architect and educator, and works between London and Nikola-Lenivets Art Park where she runs educational and research programmes. The Nikola-Lenivets Classroom is a centre for research and education on urgent questions facing rural populations and landscapes in Russia and beyond. The centre is part of the Global Free Unit which lets students design their own educational model and aims to tackle planetary-scale issues through collective modelling and design. Xenia runs the Russian office of Scott-Whitby Studio, with architecture projects in culture residential and education sectors, and teaches at Moscow Architecture School, MARCH. Xenia’s research and curatorial projects cover topics such as The Virtual Museum, The New Rural: designing a contemporary village, and Art as Labour: physical labour and craft in a post-work future. Xenia is a guest curator for the Moscow Urban Forum.
 

Filmmaker

Francisco Lobo is a Portuguese Director and Cinematographer. After graduating from Catholic University of Porto – School of Arts on direction with a great interest in directing actors, he spent 5 years working closely with theatre companies and actors which allowed him to do personal and professional work in independent theatre and cinema. In addition to independent practice, Francisco participated on projects span from feature films, web, television series, music videos and theatre advertisement in leading production companies in Jordan, London, Ukraine and Moscow. In 2017 his experimental film ELA, done in collaboration with theatre company “A Turma” premiered in Porto’s Cinema trindade after going through several festivals. In the same year he toured with the theatre play “A Noite Canta” staged by Tiago Correia where he created and operated the video part of the play. In 2018 he Mastered in Direction of Photography in ESCAC, Barcelona. Since then he has worked between Spain and Portugal between film, advertisement and theatre.

 

Locument

In an era of ephemeral creation, Locument sees the importance of slowing down, observing, analysing, making conclusions and proposals. The need to document. Using architecture and film as analytical, critical and subversive tools to emphasise contemporary issues and dissect their resolutions. Locument sees highlights the importance to observe rapidly changing social conditions, influenced by factors such as technology, urban environment, political and economic layers. Looking into microscopic matter and out on the grand universe, using diverse lenses each engaging a different scale, creating territorial documents. Collective memory to serve as a representation of a universal nature in conceptual, visual and musical settings with the application of the latest technology and artistic innovation. Envisioning the future and the past, and not the least, our time.

 

Nomad Train

Nomad Train is an international Transsiberian travel initiative. First held in 2017 and gathered a group of Digital Nomads on the longest coworking experience at the train. Nomad Train is a combination of a coworkation experience, cultural trip across Russia and once in a life opportunity to see the biggest land from the train window. First targeting Digital Nomads, team from the Nomad Train also organises group trips for business, student workshops and support solo trips for tourists who are visiting Russia and want to experience authentic Transsiberian.

 

José Pedro Lopes

José Pedro Lopes is a Portuguese film and television producer. After graduation in Business and Administration at the Oporto Catholic University (Portugal), he specialized in Film and TV Production at the Madrid Septima Ars Film School (Spain). After working in marketing and advertising in Lille (France) and Lisbon (Portugal), he began to produce films. He was producer of the debut shorts films of several directors, and eventually founded in 2011 the film production company Anexo 82. He debuted as a feature film producer (and director) with sleeper hit “The Forest of Lost Souls”, art house horror movie that was released all over the world (in cinemas in USA, Brazil and Portugal, in VOD/SVOD everywhere, and with DVD and Bluray special editions), gaining a cult status in Portuguese cinematography. Since then he produced the documentary feature film “Brother Jakob Are You Sleeping” (dir. Stefan Bohun, Austria) and an episode of high-end television TV series “Gigantes by Movistar” (dir. Enrique Urbizu, Spain). He is also attached as a Project Manager for portuguese film distributor Legendmain Films where he has worked with titles as Oscar nominated films “Shoplifters” (Hirokazu Kore-Eda) and “Girl” (Lukas Dhont). He is a teacher and a journalist.