On December 12, 2013 the Center for Urban History hosted an open lecture by Oleg Drozdov, chief architect at the Kharkiv-based Drozdov & Partners, Ltd. architectural design company, entitled "Through and Against".
Oleg Drozdov was the initiator of "Architectural Ambulance" International Design Workshop (Kharkiv, 2004), as well as participant of the International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam: The Flood (2005). He won a first-class diploma for best curatorial project at the Moscow Architectural Biennale (2012). Drozdov is the founder of the "Raddom Institute" educational project, and has been guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University in the city of New York (2011).
About "Drozdov & Partners":
"At the heart of our work is the desire to create a more just, convenient and efficient living environment, for oneself and others, by modeling life processes, and their stimulation. To achieve synergy, we pay equal attention to context, society, economics, culture, and ecology. The marriage of pragmatism and idealism brings forth a healthy balance of commercial and social interests, where large-scale change comes about as a result of 'acupunctural' interventions".