Daniela Brahm, Moscow Urban Forum

Moscow Urban Forum, 2012

Moscow Urban Forum 2012, Moscow RUS
ExRotaprint lecture by Daniela Brahm at the session “Industrial Zones in the Post-industrial City”, December 5, 2012

Video 1:34:53 min.
(ExRotaprint at 3:45 to 17:45 min.)

Industrial Zones in the Post-industrial City

Moscow, like other global cities, is grappling with how to transform indus- trial zones — factories are aging, while industrial areas are decreasing and being moved outside the city limits. Industrial areas disrupt the seamless fabric of the city, separating the central part from the periphery, inserting a wedge between residential districts and occupying potential embankments. their reconstruction would resolve many problems for Moscow’s neighbour- hoods: transportation connections, jobs, leisure. What are the contemporary approaches to industrial areas — should we maintain or reduce industrial production? What problems have foreign projects aimed at post-industrial development encountered? Is it possible to transform existing or former industrial zones into a quality city environment for city dwellers or adjacent- neighbourhoods? What balance is there between short-term steps and long- term strategies in post-industrial areas?

Alexey Komissarov (Head of the department of science, Industrial Policy and entrepreneurship of Moscow, russia)

Daniela Brahm (artist, co-Founder exrotaprint, Germany)
Lee Timmins (senior Vice-President and senior Managing director of Hines russia, representative of sponsor)
Fareed Abdulrahman (ceo smartcity, tecoM Investments, uae)
Markus Appenzeller (director of Mla+, the netherlands)
Richard Tibbott (chairman advisory services, cushman & Wakefield, russia) Sergey Gordeev (urbanist, russia)
Yuriy Grigoryan (Head of the «Project Meganom» Bureau, Head of the educational programme of the strelka Institute for Media, architecture and design, russia)