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Talk: Ukranian Avant-garde

Igor Kazus
October 11, Sunday

The main C:CA tasks are incorporation of contemporary Russian architecture into the world culture process, spreading knowledge of architectural masterpieces absent in the global architectural information exchange, drawing public attention to architectural problems, developing international professional connections, supporting the architectural community of Russian province. C:CA is a reference point between the Russian architectural world and the foreign architectural community, promoting debates, conferences, workshops and seminars.

Curator: Irina Korobina
Director of C:CA / Center of Contemporary Architecture in Russia

2000 - currently, C:CA / Center of contemporary architecture, Moscow, Russia, Director
1998 - 2004, TV - Program "Architectural Gallery", weekly program on TV Culture channel, Author and TV presenter
1992-1998, Russian Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Leading specialist at Fine Arts Department
1992-1998, "Architectural Gallery" of the Center Contemporary Art, Moscow, The founder and director

Author of TV Films(1998 -currently)
"Ivan Leonidov, the Architect", "Architecture of Russia. NEXT", "Moscow Play", "Mariinka-2", "Avantguarde of the Soviet Union", "Projections of Avantguarde" (8 films), "Roma lessons", "Celestial architecture", "Urban coungfu", "Credo".


International lecture program CREDO ( 2001 - currently), Contemporary City ( 2005 - currently), Overview (2005 - currently), annual workshop program Arch-Descent (2001- currently),Venice Architectural Biennale, Italian Pavilion, the Russian exhibition "City of the Sun" , (2004), exhibition "New Moscow 4" Switzerland (2007), Moscow, St.Petersburg (2008), exhibition "VCHUTEMAS: sources of Russian Avantguarde" in Florence (2005)

Freelance writer (1980 - currently)

Articles published in Area, AD, Abitare, ARX, Interni, Domus, Elle Decore, Generation Egoist, Interior + Design, Project Russia, Project International, Tatlin, Vestnik Europy, Wallpaper, Kommersant newspaper, Kulture newspaper, Izvestia newspaper, Architecture USSR, etc.

Juror and assessor

External juror, expert or assessor for architecture competitions and award programs, including, Innovation Awards for the Center contemporary art (Russian Ministry of Culture),
Information Bench design competition, Orelsky Lodging architectural competition, PermmuseumXX1 architectural competition, Zeppeling Station architectural competition, Architectural festival by MosComArchitectura

Visiting critic

Acted as critic for multi-session design studio problems at International urban forum in Milano, Palazzo Triennale, Italy (2008), International conference " Problems of Avantguarde Heritage in Moscow and Berlin", Berlin-Days in Moscow (2004), International conference "Sustainable Art Spaces" New York (2006), ICOMOS conference "Heritage of XX century" in Berlin (2007), international conference "Heritage at Rick" in Moscow (2006), Architectural Week in St.Petersburg (2007), International round-table "Female Architecture" in Carrara, Italy (2007), International Salzburg Seminar (2006), Krasnoyarsk Economical Forum (2008), Togliatti NewCity International Forum (2008), Critics for diploma projects in Berlage Institute (Rotterdam), Netherlands.

Lecture guest

Milan Politechnico University (2008), Mendrisio Architectural Academy in Switzerland (2007), Togliatti, St. Petersburg, N. Novgorod, Cheboksary, Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk (2007-2008).


New Moscow 4, guide on contemporary Moscow architecture / Russ
published by C:CA, 2007

Awards and Positions

Professor of the International Academy of Architecture
Councilor of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Scientist
Member of the Moscow Union of Architects


Ph.D. in Architecture in 1986, Moscow
Graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute, Russia, 1980

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