In partnership with the Dutch embassy in Moscow, Het Nieuwe Instituut organised a visit to the Netherlands by Russian journalists Alexander Ostrogorskiy of the newspaper Vedomosti, Konstantin Milchin of the magazine Ruskii Reporter and Regina Utiasheva of the newspaper Metro. Their purpose was to preview the materials destined for inclusion in the 2013 exhibition Architecture the Dutch Way 1945–2000, staged at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg in conjunction with the Netherlands–Russia year. At Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Open Maquette Depot at the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam, the journalists viewed items from the collection scheduled for transport to St Petersburg. They also interviewed architects whose work was included in the exhibition, such as Francine Houben, Sjoerd Soeters, Jo Coenen and Caroline Bos. They took a tour of Rotterdam architectural projects included in the exhibition and visited the MVRDV-designed Markthal, then under construction.
Metro, Vedomosti and Russian Reporter published articles resulting from the visit.
About Alexander Ostrogorskiy
Alexander Ostrogorsky, Moscow architectural and design journalist, graduated from Russian State University for Humanities (2006) with major in history of art and final paper on constructivist's magazine' Contemporary Architecture' (published in 1920s). After four years of working as a reporter for main business publications, such as Vedomosti newspaper, Alexander started writing on architecture and design for Moscow newspapers and magazines (Afisha, Project Russia, Interni, Port, Vedomosti.Friday, Speech:, etc.)
Besides that, Alexander participated in many projects at Strelka Institute, first as public relations manager in 2010, and now as a writer in Strelka consultancy devision.
Since 2013 Alexander together with another architectural journalist, Maria Fadeeva, are teaching 'Communication Culture and Architecture' class at Moscow Architecture School MARCH (partner of London Metropolitan University).
About Konstantin Milchin
Konstantin Milchin is a philologist, critic, journalist and a correspondent of the "Russian Reporter" magazine. He is a writer at "Time Out", "Foreign Literature", "Book Review" and other magazines and newspapers, as well as an author of programs on literature at the "Culture" channel and Radio Russia.
Konstantin was born in 1980 in Moscow. He graduated from the School by name of Romain Rolland and history and philology faculty in Russian State Humanitarian University.
Since 2000 Konstantin has been working as a literary critic, he wrote for Knizhnoe obozrenie newspaper, Time Out magazine, he was an author of programmes on literature at the “Culture” channel, Radio Russia and Mayak. Now he works as a correspondent in the “Russian Reporter” magazine, Vedomosti. Friday newspaper and has a TV programme on Style-TV channel. He also reads history of the modern literature in RSHU in Moscow.
About Regina Utiasheva
Regina Utyasheva (1983) is a cultural journalist and editor based in Moscow. With a degree from the historical faculty of the Pedagogical University of Ufa, she embarked on a short career in education before realizing that writing was her passion.
She has worked for the famous Russian newspaper 'Arguments & Facts' and today has been working for three years at the worldwide newspaper Metro.
Regina started as a correspondent writing articles and reviews on exhibitions, conferences, festivals, and cultural landmarks. Since the beginning of 2013 she was promoted to Editor of the Regional Department of Metro in Moscow.