Natalia Fishman, appointed by President Rustam Minnikhanov as Cultural Development Advisor to the government of the Republic of Tatarstan, joined the MAEB discourse on the evaluation and development of the Advanced Eco-house Prototype. As Cultural Advisor, Natalia has overseen the construction and restoration of 267 sites all around Tatarstan: parks, embankments, boulevards and squares. Last year she organized the first-ever Russian Youth Architectural Biennale.

During the ensuing discussion, Natalia shared her experience and feedback regarding potential expansion of the project to a global market, feasibility of construction and implementation in harsh climate conditions, as well as the experiential aspect of living in a small house designed by the students.