Learning from Gldani

The main question of the panel was – What we can learn from post-Soviet neighborhoods, and from Gldani specifically?

As we all know the reasons – the history and politics, the ideas which have formed modernist cities and neighborhoods, the core question was how they are adopting and developing in the modern day. What have been the main “mistakes” and how are they influencing people’s life now? The panel was seeking not to generate answers, but to ask and form new questions – as all cities, all neighborhoods, all cases are unique, so were the strategies and decisions in frames of this panel.
The panel was linked to the tour of Gldani, participants and the audience had the chance to discuss the important issues, topics or explorations found during the tour and the presentations. After three presentations, a discussion was held in the format of “world cafe”, there were 6 different tables with different topics of discussion, where the audience took part. Each table had it’s own moderator, who led the topic on the table – all thoughts, ideas and themes were recorded, sketched and stored at the table.

The panel was led by Natalia Nebieridze (Tbilisi Architecture Biennial) and include panelists, such as Ana Ramazashvili (Anthropologist and Researcher), Martin Duplantier (Martin Duplantier Architectes), Johan De Wachter (JDWA), Levan kalandarishvili, David Bostanashvili and Merab Kintsurashvili.