Professor Robert Mull joins world-leading cultural figures for international debate in Moscow.

Our Head of School Professor Robert Mull recently took to the stage for an international debate alongside world-leading cultural figures in Moscow as part of a series of high-profile events happening this year. He joined the directors of New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, Paris’s Musee D’Orsay and others to examine the role of art and culture as a universal language and the extent to which they can influence politics and public conscience.
The debate, ‘Culture without Borders: Dialogues with Contemporary Cultural Leaders’, took place at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. A livestream of the event was watched by an audience of over 250,000.
Speaking about the event, Professor Robert Mull said: “It was a great honour to be invited to take part in such a prestigious event as part of the Tretyakov’s programme. At a time of increased tensions the need for dialogue and spirit of mutual respect is especially important.”
dialogue and spirit of mutual respect is especially important.”
Marina Elzesser, Deputy Director of the State Tretyakov gallery and Curator of the Culture without Borders programme said: ”The State Tretyakov Gallery were delighted to welcome Professor Robert Mull as a speaker at the Culture without Borders programme.
This high profile international project aims to strengthen dialogue between Russian and international cultural leaders. We are most grateful to Professor Mull for a deep and illuminating talk”.
Robert Mull is the founder of the Global Practice Unit which links academic partners in the UK, South Africa, Sweden, Ireland, Russia, Latin America and Korea. He was the co-founder of the Moscow School of Architecture where he is now an Honorary Professor.
He also curates the ‘Art as Labour’ summer and winter schools based at the Lenivets Art Park outside Moscow and has collaborated with renowned Russian architect and artist Alexander Brodsky.