Orchestra, is in ancient Greek, the space for performances in which the polyphony of actors and choir enlivened the visitor’s experience.
Orchestra defends the importance of creating conditions for the emergence of cultural commons in designing public spaces and public buildings. In an hyper-connected digital world, it might seem paradoxical to explore cultural, emotional, sociological connections within the physical environment. Yet, the question of how to live together — in French «faire société» — has never been so complex to answer, threatened by digital bubbles, social inequalities, over-control and globalisation.
Orchestra combines cultural programming and design to create hybrid spaces which encourage interactions and generates cultural commons
Co-founder, urban designer
Edouard is an urbanist and urban designer with over 15 years of international experience including eight years in Russia. Projects in Russia range from large urban strategies, to park and public spaces designs, from concept to construction. He was teaching at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Institut d’Urbanisme in Paris and Strelka Institute in Moscow, and invited expert and jury in international competitions.
Co-founder, cultural programmer
Ekaterina has over 15 years of experience of cultural projects in urban development, focusing on cultural identity and placemaking, stakeholder interaction, cultural programmes and new user experiences. First curator and director of Summer at Strelka programme, first curator of new regional cultural centres programme for the federal ministry of culture, first programme director of Octava creative cluster, mentor of the federal art residencies programme at Universal University.
architect, art director