Organisers and supporters |

4 May - 4 June 2017

Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Organisers and supporters

The exhibition is curated by Ksenia Afonina – independent curator and researcher into the art of World War II and Jon England, an independent curator and contemporary artist, exploring traces of history.

We are grateful to Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and civil Engineering for providing the space and support for this exhibition.

This project is developed in collaboration with The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society.

We would like to express our gratitude to the following people and organisations, who assisted with realising this project:

  • Vostok Development
  • Cavaleri Partnership
  • The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society
  • The Likhachev Foundation
  • Russo-British Chamber of Commerce
  • Burr Media
  • Elena Afonina
  • Maria Sonne-Frederiksen
  • Sergei Ivantsov
  • Jane Fenton
  • Elena Selezneva
  • Olga & Konstantin Vatchnadze
  • Ekaterina Kotina
  • Oleg Kotin
  • Sergei Krupkin
  • Nadezhda Madzalevskaya
  • Olga Kucherenko
  • Ilona Nevinskaya
  • Elena Petrova
  • Yuriy Kombolin
  • Elena Vitenberg
  • Mariano Cavaleri
  • Elena Alexander
  • Svetlana Levoshko
  • Ann Milligan
  • Liz Friend
  • Sean Milligan
  • Emma Holbrook
  • Sue England
Восток Девелопмент

Investment & construction holding "Vostok Development"

The company has been actively working in the construction market of Moscow since 1994. Her team of highly professional specialists, among them architects, designers, construction engineers, helps solve the most complicated tasks related to the design and technical support of new construction projects, reconstruction and major repairs of existing buildings.

Among a large number of reconstructed and restored buildings are several unique objects of history and architecture: monuments in Klimentovsky Lane and Serpukhov Square in Moscow, Princess Yusupova's House on the Fontanka River embankment in St. Petersburg.

Together with the Moscow Architectural Institute, GC "VOSTOK DEVELOPMENT" is building a national park "Boulevard of Architects", which is intended to become a landmark on the map of Moscow.

For many years of friendship and cooperation, the company has been associated with the Vladislav Tretyak International Sports Academy, the Moscow Institute of Theatrical Art, the Regional Public Foundation for the Rule of Law Support "Honor and Valor", the Moscow Architectural Institute, the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow architects and the Moscow Chamber of Architects.

The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society

The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society

Voluntary group of people with shared interests in Russian language and culture, established in 1999. We explore history and traditions, develop intercultural connections and promote common values of mutual support and understanding. We organise talks, social events and provide support to members of local community to promote integration and wellbeing.

Cavaleri Partnership

The Cavaleri Partnership offers extensive experience designing and delivering multidisciplinary projects in the UK and internationally in the hospitality, education, residential and commercial sectors.

Its team of highly skilled architects and designers is able to combine innovative design solutions with low-impact technologies, local environmental, social and cultural considerations and the provision of coordinated project integration from the outset in order to meet objectives and project costs.

The team usually undertake the roles of architect, lead consultant, contract administrator and project manager to ensure the delivery of outstanding design projects.

The Cavaleri Partnership’s reputation is grounded on consistently achieving planning consent and delivering its projects on programme and within budget for a diverse clientele across the world.

Its architectural design of the Extra Care facility ‘Eden Place’ in Cambridgeshire was nominated for the best independent living scheme in the UK in 2017.


Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

Since its foundation in 1916, the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce has worked to promote trade and cooperation between the UK and Russia.

With offices in London, Moscow and St Petersburg, the modern-day Chamber provides up-to-date advice and market-entry support to both Russian and international companies, along with regular information through our website, monthly e-mail newsletter, and quarterly members' magazine, the RBCC Bulletin.

Today the RBCC has a membership base, representing Russian, UK and international companies interested in strengthening their existing ties with Russia/UK or expanding into a new market. Continuous programmes of high-quality conferences, trade missions and seminars offer our members valuable opportunities for learning, networking and business development, while our long-standing contacts with government and business circles in both countries mean that we are strongly placed to assist our members.

Dmitry Likhachev Foundation

Dmitry Likhachev Foundation

International Charitable Fund named after Dmitry Likhachev was established in 2001.

Figure of academician Dmitry Likhachev (1906-1999) is symbolic for the Russian culture of the twentieth century. This Russian intellectual, who survived a Soviet camp, an eminent scientist and thinker, social activist, managed to keep dignity, responsibility, loyalty to Russia in a totalitarian society. In the 1990s he became a moral standard for many people in the country.

The Foundation's mission has been formulated by Likhachev - the development of Russian culture, education, the humanities, the spread of democratic and humanistic values. The Fund operates in regional, Russian and international programs, conducts grant competitions, supports seminars and conferences, publishes books. The Foundation has representatives in Moscow, Volgograd, New York.


Burr Media is a Public Relations agency which specialises in Publicity, Media & Crisis Management and Story Brokering.

A former newspaper and television journalist with The Sunday Times, Daily Express and Sky Sports, Anthony Burr is now a well-known PR operator with clients that have included sporting legends Wayne Rooney and Joe Calzaghe, media houses Bauer Media, Universal Music and Sony. He has also been credited for his lobbying and publicity work with some of the UK's leading politicians and health companies. His colleague Yana Maksimochkina has more than 10 years of experience in overseeing and implementing media campaigns for the Russian, British and international press. She worked at Russia's two biggest PR agencies masterminding campaigns across all industries. In the UK, she's been a TV producer in an international news agency and managed projects such as Russian Debutante Ball in London and the 2016 Russian Film Week.

Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
Saint-Petersburg, 2-nd Krasnoarmeyskaya st., 4 Central balustrade
9 am - 6 pm (weekdays only)

  • Восток Девелопмент
  • The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society
  • Cavaleri Partnership
  • RBCC
  • Dmitry Likhachev Foundation
  • BurrMedia