The book Kudymkar for Children, a volume of the City Is Yours series, was published in Russia in 2011. Kudymkar is located on the Inva River east of the Urals, and it is the cultural center of the Finno-Ugric Komi-Permyak ethnic group. The small town, which has a population of 30,000, was the Capital of Culture of the Komi-Permyak people in 2011. The organizers of the “Culture Reloaded – Kudymkar, Perm Region Capital of Culture 2011” event series asked the kultúrAktív Association to help them create an interactive city guide book of Kudymkar based on our publication Pécs for Children. The author of the book is Elena Khoroseva, a young local journalist, and the illustrations were made by local graphic designers Natasa Makarihina and Kristina Lazareva.
The team of authors participated in a four-day workshop led by Eszter Tóth, where they could learn about the pedagogical principles of built environment education, the methodology used in the book, and the foundations of project design and project management. The book launch event took place on December 8, 2011 at the Youth Cultural Center of Kudymkar. 500 copies were donated to local schools and libraries, and kultúrAktív also organized a training in methodology preparing local educators to use the book in their work.
The publication was sponsored by the Civic Education Institute.
The book was elected one of the 100 best-designed products in Russia of 2011 by a renowned international professional jury picked by Design Portal Magazine.
You can read more about the project in Hungarian here or in Russian here.