Initiation into Architecture and Fairy Tale Journey

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The Week of Tomsk and Berlin Collaboration is drawing to a close. On Thursday, March 6, Joerg H. Gleiter (Professor, Head of the Department of Theory and History of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin, practicing architect) presented to the students and lecturers of the Department of Social Communications of TSU his lecture “How Things Communicate. Architecture, Ornament, and Visual Communication”. The audience could learn about the details of the dialogue between architecture and society. The information was presented in a very simple and accessible way. Thanks to this the listeners were able to get a great deal of new and useful knowledge.


Translation: Olesya Vakhrusheva, 3rd year student, the Department of Social Communications.

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Tomsk-Berlin Cooperation Week in Full Pay

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The group of the invited specialists in semiotics, architecture and art from Berlin shares their knowledge with Tomsk students, and the Department of Social Communications continues to show them the cultural heritage of Tomsk.

During this week German scientists have lectured at the Studio of New Media Technologies in the media-holding «Reclamny Digest».

Roland Posner (Honorary Professor of the Technical University of Berlin (TUB), the director of the Center for Semiotics) and Vessela Grigorieva-Posner (Doctor of Museology and History of Art, professional artist and supervisor of art exhibitions, staff member of the Berlin Gallery) have already given lectures. The audiences, attending the lectures on 4 and 5 March, listened to Professor Posner and learned about the basics of image perception by signs, and the way the signs of numbers have changed together with the human consciousness throughout the history.

The lecture «Semiotic Analysis of Multimedia Art» given by Vessela Grigorieva-Posner was based on the lessons of Kandinsky and Greimas and generated a lively discussion among the audience. The lecture was presented to the audience in Russian which made it easier to understand the information.

The exclusive video-lectures of the prominent experts from Germany will be available in free access on the YouTube-channel of the Department of Social Communications.


Translation: Lilia Kukhorenko, 3rd year student

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