Value of Microrayon

10.11.2011, 14:56
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Being a successful researcher is not dissimilar to being a successful explorer, claimed David Erixon (director of the Citizens as Customers theme) as he addressed the students one of these day. Erixon explained that the similarities lie in the ability to let go of things. The list is long including: the fear of the unknown, prejudices, a sense of direction, what your parents taught you, control and preconceptions. The key contention is — when one lets go, they become more proactive, trusting and comfortable with paradox.

Skolkovo Architectural Competition

09.11.2011, 14:55
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Skolkovo Foundation is holding the first competition for the development of architectural concepts for Technopark’s residential quarters in the future innovation city of Skolkovo. Strelka is acting as a consultant to the competition. The deadline for applications is November 16.

>student: Valeriya Chubara, 26, Moscow, philosophy / journalist

09.11.2011, 14:55
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Before Strelka I studied philosophy for 5 years. I don’t remember exactly why I chose it, perhaps at the time I thought it was cool. During my studies I understood that philosophy didn’t interest me in the same way as architecture and design. My diploma was about design in its many manifestations. After that I was thinking of where to go next because before Strelka came along there were no institutions that could offer me something according to my interests.

Citizens as Customers

08.11.2011, 14:54
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After a week of theory-oriented Studio Generale, the students have returned to getting acquainted with the research themes. This week introduces the Citizens as Customers theme directed by David Erixon. David is one of the founders of Hyper Island, an innovative school of design, advertising, and interactive communications, which today is one of the most famous schools in the world. Erixon is also a founder of Doberman — one of the leading digital design agencies in Sweden. He used to be the general brand-director at Vodafone and the products and clients vice-president at Yota Group.

>student: Blazej Czuba, 23, Poland, architect

08.11.2011, 14:53
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A couple of months ago I graduated from the University of Bath in the UK with a degree in architecture. Before, I had studied and worked in some other European countries like the Netherlands and Italian- and German-speaking countries. I’d actually arrived in Russia a couple of months before Strelka started and tried to find out about the job market and what the situation is like in the architecture world [where I came across] a lot of negative opinions.

Alexander Bard: «People use Facebook not because it’s fun but in order to survive!»

08.11.2011, 14:53
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In Russia, Alexander Bard is mostly known as a successful musician and songwriter, specifically for his bands Alcazar, Army of Lovers and others. Fewer people know that Alexander is also an internet sociologist. He has  written 3 books and has been giving lectures since 1996. Here’s a small sneak peak where he says why he came to Strelka and what role interactivity plays in the modern world. His lecture The Global Empire  Benefits, Power and New Philosophy for the 21st Century will soon be available on our blog.

>student: Gustavo Cabanez, 33, Mexico, architect

07.11.2011, 14:51
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I was teaching before, and i had my own studio. But basically it was teaching architecture in one of the private universities in Mexico and researching in the technology department.

Studio Generale: Data Sources for Research

03.11.2011, 14:51
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In the course of the first Studio Generale week, the students are learning a lot on conducting research.

Who said working for PRADA was easy?

01.11.2011, 14:50
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The 13-year-long collaboration between OMA and PRADA has sure been filled with experiments and challenges hitting along the way. The pure task itself, to design stage sets for fashion shows four times a year is an ambitious one. But who said working for PRADA was easy? Ippolito Pestellini (architect, associate OMA/AMO) told Strelka what it takes to build the atmosphere of a fashion show.

>student: Ricardo Pinho, 31, Warsaw (orig. Lisbon), manager

01.11.2011, 14:48
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Before Strelka I was working in Poland for almost 5 years, and before that I was working in Portugal. My professional experience is that of a manager: I was working with environmental services for local municipalities.