We Are the City social technologies forum to discuss the future of northern cities

We Are the City, the traditional social technologies forum held at NornickelPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiariesGo to the glossary’s initiative, is going to take place in Norilsk (on 31 March) and Monchegorsk (on 14 April). The Administrations of Norilsk, the Taimyrsky Dolgano-Nentsky Municipal District, Monchegorsk and the Pechengsky District will lend their support to the event.

This year, the forum will focus on defining the vision for northern cities’ future shaped by modern urban environment, vibrant social life, and their active and passionate citizens.

The event will feature:

  • discussions on public spaces for creating new community development opportunities;
  • discussion and creative workshops on developing new and unique urban events;
  • conversations with experts on managing cities’ homegrown talent.

The attendees will include Gleb Cherkasov, Deputy Editor-In-Chief at Kommersant Publishing House, Elena Korovina, Director of the Kommersant Academy of Journalism, Bjorn Stenvers, Marketing Director at the Amsterdam Museum, Kirill Gavrilin, Advisor to the Rector of the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Design and Applied Arts, professor Sergey Tetersky, PhD in Education, and Yuri Muravitsky, Founder of the Open Sky international street theatre festival.

For the first time, the event will be followed by a post-forum programme that will let participants talk to the speakers. Before the forum, there will be a variety of meetings ranging from mind sports and cooking master classes to a cinema club and historical debates.

This year’s visual aesthetics is based on urban folklore. The Association of Norilsk Designers (ANOD) and the PolArt Residence will decorate the forum with distinctly northern phrases, such as “The tundra is with us”, “Grandpa Frost got frozen here” and “When it’s cold, it’s warm”.

The entry is free. For more details:

Norilsk — https://vk.com/norilsk_eto_my

Monchegorsk — https://vk.com/gorod_eto_my

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The social technologies forum is part of Nornickel’s World of New Opportunities charitable programme. 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.