Spring education season in Gorky park: Chinese language, philosophy lectures and botanical illustration classes

С 13 April

Spring is the best time for new discoveries. Explore the world of knowledge with our education program.

Chinese Language and Culture 

Students will learn the language and culture of China, study the national cinema and the specifics of real life in the country. The lessons are suitable

Anna Mostovaya, a graduate of the Beijing University of Language and Culture, translator, teacher, and a member of the «Gray Mocha» project team will give lessons, suitable for beginners.

April 23, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Green School, registration.


Lectures "Philosophical Legacy of Russia" by the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences

April 13, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Lecture hall, registration.

« "The New Middle Ages" by N. Berdyaev: the Crisis of Renaissance culture"».

Key issues for discussion:

  • Why did the ideas of Russian philosopher Berdyaev meet such a lively response in the West?
  • How did members of the Catholic and Protestant clergy react to them?
  • How does the COVID-19 pandemic match the vision of the world?

Speaker: Alexandra Berdnikova , Ph.D. (Russian Philosophy History Department Employee of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences).


April 26, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Lecture hall

"Philosophy of the icon: E.N. Trubetskoy, P.A. Florensky, S.N. Bulgakov"

Speakers: Vladimir Sidorin, Ph.D., Head of the History of Russian Philosophy Section of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Alexey Kuksyuk (GAUGN)


Gorky Park & Skoltech lectures on latest scientific discoveries

April 27, 7 – 8.30 p.m., Lecture hall, registration.

"Cyberpunk in crop production: What are we going to eat?"

Genomic editing and genomic selection are becoming traditional methods that allow us to obtain highly productive plant varieties and change their properties.

Key issues for discussion:

  • How will agricultural processes change in the future?
  • Will new scientific developments move from laboratories to the fields?
  • What will people eat in the future?
  • What is the role of startups in agriculture?

Speaker: Rim Gubaev, plant geneticist, post-graduate student of the Digital Agriculture Laboratory of Skoltech, co-founder of the startup in the field of genomic selection of oilseeds OilGene.


Classes in collage and botanical illustration

Gorky Park and the Association Culture and Art Promotion "Creative Union" launched a series of classes "Paper – I see the world. Plants of Gorky Park". Adults and children can get acquainted with the concepts of botanical illustration and urban landscaping, learn the history of plants and the Greenhouse of the park.

April 30 – Parterre plants

12 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – children class

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  – adults


May 28 – Wood sounds

12 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – children class

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – adults 

С 13 April

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