RTDA began to study, systematize and prepare for publication of the archive of Tamara Dridze

RTDA began work on the study, systematization and preparation for publication of the archive of the famous Russian sociologist Tamara Dridze. The creative director and chief architect of RTDA Dina Dridze, the granddaughter of Tamara Dridze supervise the work. The opportunity to work with this unique archive is a great peace of luck for the whole RTDA team.

Tamara Dridze is an outstanding world-famous sociologist, academician of the International Academy of Informatization, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Full Professor of Sociology. Tamara Dridze greatly contributed to the development of sociological science, both in Russia and abroad. Her textbook were the study base for more than one generation of students. The ideas of Tamara Dridze continue to live and are developed by her followers. The Dridze Readings dedicated to the memory of Tamara Dridze are held annually at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The works considered at this annual event retain a high level of scientific research and relevance. For example, in October 2019, the results of a study conducted under the direction of Mr. Tikhonov on the process of housing renovation in Moscow and the creation of opinions of urban communities were considered.

Tamara Dridze's scientific interests touched on a wide range of problems, including semiotics, sociopsychology, motivational-targeted analysis and predictive social design. Of particular interest to architects and urban planners are the research in the field of predictive social design, which allows designing taking into account the interests of all segments of the city’s population, avoiding gross errors in medium-term and long-term life forecasts of urban communities, and also reaching public agreement when adopting fundamental urban planning decisions.

Currently, RTDA specialists are compiling a unique archive card index, studying printed, and manuscript materials with more than 258 scientific papers.