The festival “Ecology of culture” opened on December 2. Representatives of scientific society, specialists in the sphere of cultural heritage and students of Southern Federal University, Rostov Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other institutions for higher professional education of Rostov-on-Don.
The first week of the festival come to an end
December 3. In CILP-MEDIA-Centre the first lecture of the festival took place (was held). Dr Taisiya Paniotova, professor of the Chair of ethics and esthetics of the Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences of SFEDU dedicated it to the problem of “Modern challenges and the nakedness (helplessness) of culture”. The main idea of the lecture is necessity of protection of cultural heritage in every aspect. Talking about tragic fortune of many Rostov monuments, among them are the monuments of Ekaterina II, Alexander II, buildings of temple architecture, well-known artifacts of the city, such as Paramonov’s warehouses, Gorky’s Theater, Hotel “Moskovskaya”, etc., professor specified the different problem that is also very pressing; along with monuments the Russian literature language needs to be protected too, as it expresses national self-identification and culture. The topics of the lecture were of interest of SFEDU’s students and the lively discussion took place after the lecture.
December 4. PhD Ekaterina Shashlova delivered the lecture “Forbidden and Excludable: taboo in culture practices”. Lecturer tried to interpret features of taboo conception in culture practices basing on the reflection of this question of modern philosophy and using methodological optics of M. Foucault, due to that considering this problem obtained unusual and interesting perspective. Special attention was drawn to the fact that taboo is not just the way to construct public cultural space, but also special knowledge that is indissoluble correlates to authority.
December 5. In South Russian Humanitarian Institute Professor Dr Victor Pigulevskiy delivered the lecture “Design and marketing in the modern culture”. Topical presentation of the lecture is a special feature of the lecture. Starting with definition of notions “design” and “marketing” lecturer then analyzed kinds of design. Dr Pigulevskiy compared designers to artists. And a designer is a person that simulates and considers strict parameters and standards. And professor analyzed many marketing approaches, starting with “Singer” and moving to internet browsers wars, talking more peculiar about familiar brands to everybody such as Barbie, Pepsi, and Coca-cola. Many famous people, which opened their business and significantly influenced development of industry and sphere of services were mentioned. Master class of professor Pigulevskiy was of sincere interest of audience, and students regretted that the lecture occurred only in the festival.
December 8. Vitaliy Korobov, honored artist of the Russian Federation, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor of the Chair of painting, graphic arts, and sculpture of SFEDU carried out master class.
The master’s studio was the place where the master class was carried out that allowed to immerse into atmosphere of art and to feel immediate touch of it. The topic under discussion was problems of art on the example of painting. Professor Korobov shared to those who presented in the master class his experience and views concerning conception and development of creative process, tasks of an artist, and sources of inspiration.
“An artist finds oneself between a layer of paint and a canvas. If you feel a light and warmth going from their then you will immediately feel the soul of an artist” this is determination of difference between real piece of art and dry handicraft by Vitaliy Korobov. Close to the end of the master class visitors and the artist came to solemn conclusion that fine art is necessary for life of society and a human being.
Further notes of the diary about the second week of the festival coming soon.