The festival of German culture “Days of Germany” is to be held in the Ulyanovsk region
It is going to become part of the X International Cultural Forum program and be held from 4 to 13 September. Students and staff of USU invariably take part in the festival in the framework of the “Region. Culture. Reset” project. The Ulyanovsk - Cultural Capital Foundation received a grant from the German Embassy to hold intercultural events. We understand that people yearned for personal communication, but, nevertheless, we cannot do all offline events. Therefore, the German participants will be with us virtually. Also, the program of the festival is traditionally abundant in educational and cultural events, this year we have added a sports component” said Tatyana Ivshina, director of the Ulyanovsk - Cultural Capital Foundation, dean of the faculty of culture and art at USU.
In 2020, the main goal of the festival is to be the unification and interaction between cities, German and Russian culture online, exchange of experience in various cultural fields. Representatives of German cities are invited to participate in the festival: Giessen, Darmstadt, as well as the UNESCO musical city of Mannheim. The key areas embrace: music, art, sports, cinema, German and history. Among the objectives of the festival are strengthening cultural cooperation between the Ulyanovsk region and Germany, studying the experience of German colleagues and applying it by city residents in various professional creative spheres. For example, the festival is to host a project online session “Cycling in the Urban Space”. Cycling infrastructure developer Jonas Eberlein (Darmstadt, Germany) is going to give a talk about cycling in his country: how it was in the past, how the situation has changed over time and where they have come now. The speaker is supposed to contact the event participants using the Zoom platform, so there will be an opportunity to ask him questions. After the online part, there will be a discussion of ideas and projects that will help develop cycling in Ulyanovsk.