The Future of Books. The Future of Education. The Future of the City.

Date:
09.06.2012

Strelka Institute is launching Strelka Press and presenting its first e-books at the Open Moscow Book Festival.

Strelka Press offers a totally new content and form for conversations about architecture, design and urban development. The publishing house seeks new ways to think about the city and invites readers to participate in this experiment. To this end, Strelka Press has developed a new book format – a compact e-book that you can access any time, anywhere.

Strelka Press’ first books contain essays by a number of rising stars of Western architectural criticism. They establish broad thematic boundaries for Strelka Institute’s whole series of e-books: from the fate of Eastern European “socialist” city squares in post-Soviet times and the specifics of current Chinese leaders’ architectural ambitions, to the layout of large IT corporations’ industrial campuses and the way digital infrastructure affects the way we think of space.

Strelka Institute is about new educational technologies. Strelka Press, arising at the intersection of innovation in the form and content, is one of these. It exists within three complementary contexts: the rapidly arriving future of education, the future of the book and the future of the city.  These contexts form the key themes of Strelka Institute’s programme at the book festival.

The Institute has put together a series of lectures and roundtables on the topic of what is happening today in the spheres of publishing and education. Alexander Brodsky has built a pavillion for Strelka, and the institute’s friends from Bolshoi Gorod, Afisha, The Village, and Forbes.Ru have organized a series of discussions on various problems of the city’s development.