The first two issues of The Garage Journal explored inclusion, crises, and the emergence of new socialities. The Journal’s discussions on these subjects in St. Petersburg is focused on two of the most delicate and debated issues raised in the publication: art mediation and inclusion in museums. Both subjects belong to the realm of the new ethics and are focused on the search for alternative, more respectful modes of communication that cater for every participant’s interests. 

The first two issues of The Garage Journal explored inclusion, crises, and the emergence of new socialities. The Journal’s discussions on these subjects in St. Petersburg is focused on two of the most delicate and debated issues raised in the publication: art mediation and inclusion in museums. Both subjects belong to the realm of the new ethics and are focused on the search for alternative, more respectful modes of communication that cater for every participant’s interests. 

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of The Garage Journal's grant program. They are Svetlana Kondratyeva (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow), who applied with an article entitled ‘Dancing with Heritage: Site-Specific Dance and Performance in Historic Sites and Museums’, and Mateusz Sapija (University of Edinburgh, U.K.), whose article is dedicated to ‘Contemporary Art Exhibitions as a Tool for the Democratization of Europe Between 1989 and 2004’. 

This roundtable discussion, organized by The Garage Journal at the 8th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, will consider the functions of the museum as a social institution during the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia and other global crises. Participants will discuss Russian museums’ strategies of interaction with their audiences, means of attracting funding, and other aspects of museum work that are particularly important in a time of crisis.
The Garage Journal and Garage’s Joint Department with HSE University, Moscow, have held a roundtable discussion titled ‘Self-Plagiarism in the Post-Truth Era’. The event took place as part of HSE University's XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. The video recording of the discussion is available online (in Russian).