Arts for the City events comprise research and artistic parts. They take place in the periphery areas of St.Petersburg.

Research part aims at collecting data about people living, working or staying in the area – their practices in space and local knowledge. Due attention is given to the details characteristic of the urban space – atmosphere, variety of infrastructure, visual codes, borders and barriers, etc.


Artistic part is always site-specific, interactive and involves citizens, local organizations, visitors of public spaces of the chosen area. To achieve site specificity invited artistic groups from Europe work with the research data collected by urbanists from St.Petersburg. Artistic projects are run in form of games, walks, performances, actions.

Experience gained by artists and urban researchers is discussed at public multidisciplinary sessions.