International scientific conference
International scientific conference takes place in Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design and Arts (NSUADA) in Novosibirsk, Russia ones a year, in the middle of April. The central theme of the conference is an architectural heritage as a significant part of local and global culture. Together we explore Siberian architectural history (still rather terra incognita in whole Russian architecture) as well as architectural history of wide neighboring territories, theories and practices which developed there and could influence on processes in Siberia or not.
The Balandin Reading annals archive:
the 8th Balandin Reading, 2014: content / full text
the 9th Balandin Reading, part 1, 2014: content / full text
the 9th Balandin Reading, part 2, 2014: content / full text
the 10th Balandin Reading, part 1, 2015: content / full text
the 10th Balandin Reading, part 2, 2015: content / full text
the 11th Balandin Reading, 2016: content / full text
the 12th Balandin Reading, 2017: content / full text
the 13th Balandin Reading, 2018: content / full text
the 14th Balandin Reading, 2019: content / full text
the 15th Balandin Reading, 2020: content / full text
The Balandin Reading topics:
- Traditional settlements and dwellings. Architectural traditions preservation: theory and practice.
- Park museums as assemblers of traditional culture. Their history and development.
- Architecture, sculpture and pictural art. Art synthesis in world cultures.
- Cross-cultural and cross-regional relations in architecture and urban planning.
- Modern problems of preservation and actualization of historical buildings, complexes and sites. Ways to integrate historical objects into the 21st century reality.
- Heritage of architects and environment designers in museums. Researching and opportunities of the collections.
- Significant objects of architecture and urban planning in Siberia and neighboring areas. New information, revalorization and museumification as a way to preserve.
- The symbol and the sign in historical and architectural heritage of Siberia and neighboring territories (cultural and ethnographical aspects).
- New methods in studying historical and architectural heritage (digital technologies, natural sciences methods etc). Experience of using and future perspectives.
- Architecture of the second wave of Modernism all over the word and in the USSR. Researching, classification and new life of the objects.
Every year in October the Balandin Reading annals with all the conference papers are published. The annals are included in Russian part of Russian Scientific Citation Index, CyberLeninka and Google Scholar. All the articles get DOI.
Nikolay Zhurin, a chairman of the program committee, PhD in architecture, a head of department of fundamentals of architectural design, history of architecture and urban planning NSUADA
Anna Mainicheva, a deputy chairman of the program committee, Dr. habil. in history, professor of NSUADA, leading research worker of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Igor Kazus, PhD in history, leading research worker of the Scientific Research Institute of Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning, corresponding member of the International Academy of Architecture
Naatakyan David, PhD in architecture, professor of National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia
Andrey Radzyukevich, PhD in architecture, associate professor of Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Nina Savelyeva, senior lecturer of Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building, a head of restoration workshop of Siberian Institute of Sibspetsproektrestavratsiya, validated expert in historical and architectural heritage
Vladimir Talapov, PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, leading expert of Project Direction of Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, corresponding member of the International Academy of Architecture
Victor Tsarev, Dr. habil. in architecture, professor of Siberian Federal University, chief research worker of the Scientific Research Institute of Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning, full member of the International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences
Conference organizing committee:
Natalia Bagrova, a chairman of the organizing committee, Dr. habil. in culturology, professor, rector of NSUADA
Daria Garkusha, a deputy chairman of the organizing committee, a head of Balandin Museum of Siberian Architectural History NSUADA
Yuriy Garkusha, archeologist, research worker of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Evgeniya Gruzdeva, PhD in art history, assistant professor of NSUADA
Elena Orlova, PhD in art history, associate professor of NSUADA, associate professor of Kosygin Russian State University
The conference was founded in the Museum of Siberian Architectural History of NSUADA in 2006 in the memory of Sergey Balandin — Dr. habil. in architecture, Honored architect of Russia. The Balandin Reading first coordinator and ideologist was Tatiyana Tarnovskaya, a head of the museum.
From year to year Balandin Reading got more and more participants and visitors. In 2019 during three days of the conference researchers from 17 Russian cities, Yerevan and Almaty made 104 reports. Balandin Reading is a platform where leading scientists and young researchers, theorists and experts meet each other, and everyone can get professional feedback on his research work.
In 2019 Novosibirsk Regional Governmental Inspection of Heritage Preservation and National University of Architecture and Construstion of Armenia became the conference partners.
The Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences is the partner of Balandin Reading since 2012. In 2018 with the help of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project No 18-09-00469) a special part of Balandin Reading was held, dedicated to new methods of studying historical and architectural heritage (you can find video here (in Russ.))
We want to thank Daria Shemelina (PhD in architecture, senior research worker of the Scientific Research Institute of Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning, that time — associate professor of NSUADA) and Aleksey Gudkov (PhD in architecture, that time — a head of Architectural Department of NSUADA) for their professional support of Balandin Reading in 2013—2015.