Telling Stories Festival to Be Organized by HSE for the Second Time
On May 17 and 18, 2019 the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media and Design is organizing its second annual Telling Stories festival. The event attracts renowned film directors, producers, photographers, curators of international projects, and trend-setting designers.
The festival presents the most recent achievements in the world of creative industries and media. In 2018, Telling Stories was visited by over 4,000 people, and 300,000 more watched online broadcasts. The speakers included Hollywood film director Darren Aronofsky, globally renowned photographer Oliviero Toscani, film director and producer Timur Bekmambetov, as well as influential designers, curators and media managers from Europe and the U.S.
The Telling Stories agenda is shaped by the three parts of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design: School of Media, School of Integrated Communications, and HSE Art and Design School. This year, together with HSE and DPG communications agency, the festival has been co-organized by the Moscow Innovation Agency, which operates the Digital Business Space.
Festival guests will be treated to public talks, open interviews by renowned journalists and bloggers, creative start-ups, an exhibition, a design market, workshops, theatre performances, film presentations, concerts and parties.
‘Communication is the meaning of human life, and the meaning of communication is to be able to tell a story, to express life by words and signs’, said Andrey Bystritskiy, Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, ‘In the 21st century, it has become ever more interesting and complicated, since we live in a new environment of information and communication. It is full of new, outstanding opportunities, but it also demands exceptional talents and abilities. What we do at the festival and the faculty is helping to develop these talents and abilities.’
‘Moscow in this new era, the 2020s, is a city that has changed a lot from the inside, but hasn’t yet found its own language to tell new stories about itself. Such festivals as Telling Stories are not only about the development of creative industries, but, more importantly, about people who have the courage to tell new stories about us and our city, in an outstanding, unexpected and innovative way’, believes Alexey Parabuchev, CEO of the Moscow Innovation Agency.
Admission to the festival is free, but preliminary registration on the website is required.
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On June 18, the HSE Art Gallery opened a new exhibition, Comrades of Light, a full-scale installation simulating the space of a Soviet apartment with barely noticeable mutations and distortions. Within this space an alternative history of the Soviet Union unfolds on a sequence of matchbox labels, some of which are copies of real labels from the 1950-80s, and some of which are the creations of project authors Alexandra Kuzetsova and Darya Dolgopolova.
From June 20 to 27, the Museum of Moscow and the HSE Art and Design School will hold the HSE ART AND DESIGN Festival 2019, a graduation show. The project authors and curators for the event are HSE Art and Design School students, graduates and lecturers.
A video created by Polina Sotnikova, a student of the ‘Design’ programme at the HSE Lyceum, is being shown as part of the interactive exhibit Gogol in Moscow, which runs until June 2. The work, created in a motion design style, is currently being shown in the museum’s exhibit hall, which attracted tens of thousands of people on Museum Night.
On May 17-18, HSE’s Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design hosted its annual Telling Stories Fest in Moscow with the support of the Moscow Innovation Agency. In the festival’s first discussion forum, ‘Storytelling: How to Talk to Be Heard’, festival headliners and media industry experts shared personal stories of success as well as their thoughts on the future of storytelling.
On May 17 and 18, the annual Telling Stories festival, organized by the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, will take place in Moscow. Festival guests will be able to attend a public talk with a Hollywood director, learn how to create their own successful micromedia, see a theater performance by HSE students and much more. Entry to all of the festival events is free.
HSE students are invited to participate in a design competition in which a series of three illustrations will be selected. Submissions will be accepted until May 22. The winning patch projects will be set in the form of stripes on adidas bomber jackets. The author of the best work will travel to the head office of adidas in Germany.