Samara and other Russian cities

Tom Sawyer Fest

"Tom Sawyer" is a festival whose participants work as volunteers to restore the city's historic environment. The community emerged in Samara and focuses on the preservation of wooden houses and architecture that have not received special conservation status as heritage sites.
Creating a mural based on the fairy tale "The Goose and the Swans" on the fence of a restored house in Ulyanovsk, 2019.

“Tom Sawyer Fest” projects are held in different – large and small – cities in Russia through conferences and architectural interventions, during which the initiative architects and citizens work together to restore historic buildings.

By now, the team of “Tom Sawyer Fest” has already conducted three restoration schools for volunteers from all over Russia so that they can share relevant skills and knowledge among community members, who live in different cities, but are united by common ideas and values.

First “Tom Sawyer Fest Restoration School” in Samara, 2019
Restored house in Kimry, Tver region, 2019
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