Strelka goes to Venice

Part of: Project "City"


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Strelka is teaming up with OMA at the Venice Biennale for a conversation on architectural education – in Russia and beyond.

The conversation in Venice will introduce Strelka to a global audience. Strelka founders Alexander Mamut and Ilya Oskolkov-Tsentsiper will discuss their ambition to raise the standard of architectural education in Russia through this new research platform in the heart of Moscow. Rem Koolhaas will introduce Strelka’s educational team – drawn from AMO’s global network of collaborators – and present the research agenda, based on five interconnected themes: Design, Energy, Preservation, Public Space and Thinning – issues that are critical worldwide and particularly urgent in Russia.

Reinier de Graaf (partner, OMA and director of AMO) and Michael Schindhelm (cultural advisor and writer), both co-authors of Strelka’s educational program, will join the discussion after the keynote presentations. Members of Strelka’s Steering Committee Sergey Adoniev, Dmitry Likin and Oleg Shapiro will be present at the discussion.

Strelka and OMA’s public conversation is in synch with a key curatorial aim of 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale: to reconsider architectural education and to transform the Biennale program – its lectures, exhibitions and workshops – into educational opportunities for students and the general public.