Galernaya Gavan Team
Team members:
Ekaterina Kuznechikova — architect
Leyla Udimamedova — architect
Daria Chagina — architect
Polina Polina Shtanko — land-property analyst
Daniel Gorokhov — urban planner / spatial data analyst
Elizaveta Chelnokova — PR specialist, city activist
Tatiana Kiskina — urbanist
Artem Kameshkov — graphic designer
Stages of team work:
  • Desk research
  • Communication with space users (tenants and local residents)
  • Data analysis
  • Concept development
  • Action strategy development
  • Events organization in the Harbour
Data collection and analysis methods:
  • Online surveys/field interviews with prepared questionnaires
  • In-depth interviews with owners, tenants and stakeholders
  • Consultations with sociologists on analytical methods
  • Specification of place identity, features and key areas of work
  • Involvement of people in the project process, identification of their attitude to the Harbour through the events
  • Plain-air workshop
  • Interactive tour
  • Meeting with local residents on the Harbour dock
  • Two-day children's workshop
  • Kayaking
  • Lecture-discussion “Urban initiatives”
What has been done?
The team members completed their main task: they managed to start a dialogue between the locals and the Harbour. So residents began to think about what the city, public space, and the Harbour in which they live could be like.
By organizing events and engaging locals, the team members expanded residents’ understanding of the place: the team showed the Harbour as a part of history, as an object of cultural heritage. Together with the residents, team members reflected on the Harbour’s identity. They also told children about the culture of behavior, about ecology and recycling. Moreover, team members expanded children’s understanding of water use, tried to instill awareness of its value.
The Galernaya Harbour team also managed to establish links with friendly projects and organizations, thereby increasing the credibility of various active societies and activists as such. For example, The Cultural Forpost Society found its place in the debarcader, so now they also hold their events for local residents: canoe them around the Harbour, etc. The Nutschool — the studio of creative intelligence — also found out about the Harbour and held several master classes with children there.
Besides, team members acted as intermediaries between the Harbour tenant and local residents. The tenant spoke about his plans for the coastal area and, happily, found much understanding among the locals.

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