Public spaces in the focus of We Are the City! Forum

The 5th We Are the City social technologies forum will take place in Norilsk (15 February), Monchegorsk (2 March) and the town of Nickel (3 March).

Urban specialists and architects, thinkers and doers, experts from Moscow, St Petersburg, Perm, Norilsk and the Murmansk Region, as well as from smaller towns and villages will gather to discuss the design of public spaces.

Andrey Urgant’s Travel Notes About NornickelPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiariesGo to the glossary’s Volunteers will be performed at the closing ceremony. Uniquely, the cast of this true-story show are the company’s volunteers themselves.

The visual layout of the forum will include the works of local artists. The paintings of Norilsk, Monchegorsk and Nickel are the perfect illustration of the ideas of We Are the City! They will be exhibited at the opening session of the forum in each region, followed by workshops run for local communities by the forum’s experts.

The entry is free, prior registration is required. For more details:

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The social technologies forum is part of Nornickel’s World of New Opportunities charitable programme. The annual event takes place in Norilsk and the Taimyrsky (Dolgano-Nenetsky) District, as well as in the Murmansk Region (Monchegorsk and the Pechengsky District), supported by the municipal governments. Year after year, it brings together guest experts and around 1,500 people in each region to discuss events and practices that play a big part in the life of cities, along with sharing experience and effective social technologies.