Special Creative Cities space at Afisha Picnic in Moscow
“20 ways to make your city a better place”
The picnic organised in August 2009 by Afisha magazine was the biggest open-air summer festival in Moscow. It took place in Kolomenskoye Park and welcomed over 50,000 people. The Picnic created a wonderful atmosphere and the realisation of a dream city for one day. It offered visitors numerous entertainment and learning opportunities: concerts by famous European and Russian bands, fashion shows, summer games, films, lectures, master-classes, food from all around the world, and an opportunity to make their city a better place to live in.
The “20 ways to make your city a better place” space at the Picnic was organised by the British Council and Cloudwatcher, and had an exciting programme of lectures, presentations, films and master-classes. From 12pm until 9pm the most active citizens and city organisations presented their creative ideas on how to invigorate our cities; leading architects and urban developers spoke about the avant-garde, green transport and innovative social advertising, and creative people conducted various master-classes.
Any visitors interested in becoming more actively involved in the process of making their cities better places were invited to sign up to become participants in the Creative Cities project.