SENSEable City Moscow: A New Way to Understand Cities

21.11.2011, 15:04
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The SENSEable City Moscow theme introduction week kicks off today. The theme, led by the architect and researcher Carlo Ratti, aims to create a SENSEable city project for Moscow by collecting, digitizing and analyzing city-wide data and using digital design to offer a concept of the city development on the verge of real and digital.

Experiencing a cold shower

21.11.2011, 15:03
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Natalia Chamayeva, Strelka student, on Carlo Ratti’s Digital Water Pavillion: 

Tihana Vucic, 26, Zagreb, architect

18.11.2011, 15:02
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I graduated earlier this year and I was working with some private offices. I’ve studied architecture and also participated in some workshops. I generally enjoy dynamic environments.

>student: Dace Gurecka, 25, Riga, architect

16.11.2011, 15:01
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I found out about Strelka a long long time ago, but I never thought I would apply here. But then, I think it was May or something like that, I had a friend who told me it was actually a really good school. Then I started to research and check out information and I really liked the opening speech by Rem Koolhaas which I heard. From that moment I was inspired.

>student: Anton Kalgaev, 27, St, Petersburg, philosophy/political science/curatorship

15.11.2011, 15:00
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Before Strelka I was teaching philosophy at St. Petersburg State University. I was teaching and teaching and then I thought it was time to study. Also I did different projects as a curator.

Home Reading: Citizens as Customers

12.11.2011, 14:59
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Here’s what the students are reading this week trying to understand the implications of value for the microrayon. This time the reader is compiled of articles from the world’s leading business and political science magazines.

 

>student: Ekaterina Pavlenko, 24, Moscow, social science

11.11.2011, 14:58
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Before Strelka I studied sociology for a long time and I really enjoyed it. But I always felt the need for something more than just doing research. In the last year, I had a chance to learn about a direction in sociology called ethnomethodology that has really interested me. This direction has a very clear practical application and I would like to somehow develop this field further.

Field trip: Across Microrayons

11.11.2011, 14:58
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As the Citizens as Customers theme will take the microrayon as an object for research, yesterday the whole day was devoted to exploring 3 different microrayons . The field trip started with one of the first microrayons, Cheremushki, built in the ’50s, then moved on to Belyaevo, built in the ’60s, and finished in Yasenevo, built in the ’70s.

After Nikita Khrushchev’s speech in 1955, when he denounced all the previous architecture of the Stalin period calling it a showcase of excess and foofaraw that neglected people’s comfort, a boom for new architecture started.

Burden or Badge of Honour: Relics of the Past in the Economy of a Modern City

10.11.2011, 14:57
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The Moscow Cultural Heritage Department and Strelka Institute are launching a series of public forums on preserving cultural monuments and integrating them into a modern city.

>student: Daliya Safiullina, 24, Kazan, architect

10.11.2011, 14:57
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Before I came to Strelka  from the States, I did my master’s in architecture so, of course, I’m an architect.