Tokyo Metabolism: Learning about the City

30.11.2011, 15:15
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During the past two days, as they travelled to see the city of Yokohama and then explored the Harajuku and Shibuya districts of Tokyo, the students had an intense intake of both visual and verbal information. They are doing their assignments on such topics as Tokyo’s metabolism, transportation, disorientation, mobility, fragmentation, and others.

Tokyo Districts: From Knowledge to Business

30.11.2011, 15:14
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Yesterday the students visited 3 districts of Tokyo. The trip started with the University of Tokyo that encompasses 10 faculties with a total of 30 thousand students studying everything from law to media and arts.

Alexander Bard: ‘I want more Facebooks and fewer al-Qaedas’

30.11.2011, 15:13
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In order to cover the educational process at Strelka Institute, The Village has launched a blog called New Microrayons: Citizens as Customers. A few articles have already appeared on the blog, namely an interview with David Erixon, director of the Citizens as Customers theme, and a story on urban values and the way they influence architects’ work. The most recent post was published yesterday and is devoted to Alexander Bard, philosopher and Internet sociologist, ex-member of Army of Lovers. He is explaining the Village how a smart phone can be used as a weapon, why people need to check in at restaurants, and what can a person do in order to work only one or two days a week.

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Field Trip: First Day in Tokyo

28.11.2011, 15:13
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The land of the rising sun. The country of many contrasts. The city that never sleeps.  So technologically advanced that even the toilet has a variety of functions to suit your needs.  How does a nation so resilient and in control deals with earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear power stations and nature cataclysms, and at the same time remains so expressive and diversified in its culture – is up to the students to find out on their 10 day trip to Tokyo as they will get immersed in this fascinating city.

The Many Sides of Moscow

25.11.2011, 15:11
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The Research Simulator week aimed not only to test out and immerse the students in the process of research it also once again brought up questions that concern different sides of Moscow. Here we attempt to shed light on some of the main problems that affect the quality of life in the city.

Because We Can: Students Speak About The Need for Digital Technology

25.11.2011, 15:10
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Natalia Chamayeva, Strelka student: «Yesterday during the 3D scanning workshop with Adam Pruden, a research associate for MIT SENSEable City Lab, we had a conversation about why we need digital technologies and new experiences at all.

How architecture controls space

24.11.2011, 15:09
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Alex Haw is an architect, videomaker operating at the intersection of design, research, art, and urban environment. He runs ATMOS, a collaborative experimental practice, which develops a range of architecture projects, including private houses, installations, and larger public commissions. He taught at the Architecture Association School of Architecture, and is now a professor at Royal College of Art.

Layering the city

23.11.2011, 15:09
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SENSEable City Moscow supervisors Adam Pruden and Stefan Seer talk about the MIT SENSEable City Lab.

>student: Irina Rudnichenko, 23, Omsk, culturologist

23.11.2011, 15:08
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I graduated from Culture Department of the University of Omsk, and worked at the Omsk art museum for a while. We put together many interesting projects, like exhibitions, scientific projects, and wrote a number of articles. We actually talked more than we worked, and I think that was most beneficial for me.

>student: Elena Bykova, 29, Moscow, architect

22.11.2011, 15:06
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Before Strelka I worked as an architect in a large architecture firm.