It’s a tradition to summarize everything that has been done and remember the brightest events at the end of the year. In this article, we want to go back and take a look at how productive our last two semesters were.
The year was filled with events. MKIK hosted 2 science conferenceswhere students and lecturers presented relevant research about new methods in educating Generation Z and personal boundaries.
The IGUMO Gallery hosted 7 exhibitions where students and renowned artists presented their projects. Students of creative fields of training exhibited their works outside MKIK as well.
In April, we presented a series of sketches Architecture of the Czech Republic in the Embassy of the Czech Republic. In summer, the Architecture College students presented their works in the Belayevoand Izmaylovo galleries. And, in November, a presentation of the collective project of the Design, Publishing, and Photography Colleges in the Soyuz PechatMoscow took place at Winzavod.
The students attended 50 workshopsby representatives of different occupations. 5 international guests came to MKIK from different countries to share their knowledge with the youth. Joynicole Martinez from the USA spent a whole week at MKIK meeting regularly with the students.
The students participated in international events. They represented the College twice during the online meetings of the Peace 50 international community and spoke at the 7th WLForum.
The traditional Days of Contemporary Arts (DOCA) international festival also took place. Four workshops were held by Andrey Syailev, Valery Chtak, SlavaPtrk, and Masha Ivanova as part of the event.
In 2021, we launched many new projects. Thus, MKIK created a venue for meetings between the older and the younger generations called Empathy. Veterans of World War II, unique people with kind hearts and deep wisdom, visited the college.
Students of the Linguistics College have been teaching preschoolers within the New Generation project for half a year. In the upcoming year, students from other colleges will take practical training in the school.
A theatrical studio under the leadership of theatre actresses Nina Rakova and Elena Finogeeva started its work. They developed the acting talent of the students and staged a play called She Can Be Different together with them.
The creative team of MKIK that is responsible for events went through a reboot. Under the leadership of the director and an actress of the Post Scriptum theatre Yulia Urazbaeva, the students organized the Student Initiation Ceremony, Halloween, and the New Year’s Eve concert.
All the colleges continued to work productively on their projects and demonstrate stable results. For example, the linguist presented 2 plays in English and hosted the Festival of Irish Culture.
The psychologists organized the Family Scenario exhibition, hosted trainings in psychological fencing and neyrographics classes, and also pleased the veterans with the Victory Day concert.
The designers participated in DOCA, prepared for reviews, painted the classrooms with famous artists, prepared projects in art workshops, and launched a course in digital illustration.
Students of the Photography College created hundreds of excellent portraits in the workshop of Andrey Akimov. The students hosted 3 exhibitions where they presented their photo projects and also took part in a portfolio review.
The publishers hosted the festival of printed products called Bookfesttwice, presented and sold their zines on the Fotobookmarket at Winzavod, and exhibited their works in the space of Soyuz PechatMoscow.
The Chinese College pleased us with events. The students hosted Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the Festival of the Peking Opera.
The architects created projects for improving the environment and also organized 3 exhibitions at MKIK and 2 in external spaces.
Students of the Advertising and Communication College were also productive. They worked on advertising the DOCA international festival and hosted the Night of the Ad Eaters.
That is only a part of the MKIK students’ and lecturers’ achievements in 2021. We can’t list all of them. These two terms were productive for our college and we enter the new year with even more bright and grand plans.
Kristina Danilina, Agency for Relevant Communication students’ business incubator
Translated by Varvara Ivanova31.12.2021