From 13 till 15 February strategic session on region development took part in Ulan-Ude. Teachers of the BHSAD and specialists of different industries – Umberto Giraudo, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course leader, Fedor Raschevsky, architect and course leader of "Interior design" course and fashion designers Anna Chernykh and Vladimir Tamilin – shared their experience and ideas on developing the region.
Baikal BEST programme is the initiative of the Ministry of Economics of Buryatia. At first only government officials were involved in the programme, but then its initiators decided to invite creative minds to share their insights as well.
During the session different topics were discussed, such as recycling, developing tourism and improving the quality of life. Designers Anna Chernykh and Vladimir Tamilin advised that fashion industry can be used to promote the culture and tourism of the region, while architect Fedor Raschevsky started working on creating a new creative cluster based in an old distillery in Ulan-Ude.
Baikal BEST program will be in the works until 2035. And this year's session opened the opportunity of involving specialists from creative industries in this project.