A new cultural model of an urban public institution in the Venetian venue of the
"DK" is the abbreviation for "dom kultury" ("house of culture" in Russian). The project aims to rethink the activity of these democratic institutions that arose in the heyday of the Russian avant-garde in the 1920s and then became popular in the Soviet era.
Houses of culture were created so as to forge new social interactions; their aim was to attract and bring together local residents, allowing them to develop their leisure and recreational activities. Initially, they functioned on the basis of self-administration and often had their own exhibition halls, theatre studios, workshops, libraries, cinemas, concert halls and even radio stations.
In the course of its two seasons, the DK Zattere project has become a manifesto for exactly the way that the
DK Zattere is not a closed building, nor is it a museum, but a platform for interaction, pushing for joint experiments and an equal polylogue between local communities, citizens and tourists.