“If you treat Rem Koolhaas as a monument, who’s going to ask him questions?”

20.04.2012, 16:16
posted in

Anastasia’s research project was on the reasons for the advent of creative and art clusters emerging in Moscow, with the Red October as an example. Anastasia is currently a curator in residence at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies, a residency project in Berlin.

Students’ Research Projects: Megacity

18.04.2012, 16:16
posted in

We continue to post short descriptions of the students’ projects. Next up is Megacity, curated by Reinier de Graaf.

Fillipo Bazzoni

Recycling Moscow

16.04.2012, 16:15
posted in

One of the students of the Megacity theme, Ricardo Pinho, is opening up his research project towards the public. In a series of posts to come and a possible webcast with experts and readers, Ricardo intends to spark interest in the subject of abandoned land in Moscow and its re-usage potential, calling out for public debate and discussion.

Roundtable “Watchmen: Indicators of Cultural Heritage”

13.04.2012, 16:15

Graduate Anna Shevchenko, 34, architect, Moscow

13.04.2012, 16:14
posted in

As part of the Preservation theme, headed by Rem Koolhaas, Anna Shevchenkoresearched the Jewish Autonomous Oblast’. In her project, she analysed how an alien not only managed to acclimate in an absolutely unusual environment, but also become a pillar of the society

Citizens as Customers: A Model for Sustainable Quality of Life

11.04.2012, 16:14
posted in

The approach to research of the Citizens as Customers group is quite different from that of the other studios. It focuses a lot on both teamwork and individual projectsStudent Matiss Groskaufmanis describes the studio’s methodology, followed by the descriptions of his and other students’ projects.  

Matiss Groskaufmanis:

Students’ Projects: Urban Culture

10.04.2012, 16:13
posted in

As promised, we are starting to post descriptions of the students’ projects. The first 6 students belong to the Urban Culture research theme studio. Here’s what they said about their projects.  

Alena Zaytseva:

Graduate Ivan Kuryachiy, 29, architect, Tomsk: “Strelka Worked Like an Awareness Expander”

08.04.2012, 16:12
posted in

Ivan studied within the Thinning research theme headed by Jiang Jun and Joseph Grima. In his project, entitled Infrastructure/Borderline: Structures That Shape the Landscape, Ivan compared the modern economic system with a feudal one arguing that its epicenter lies in the very heart of Europe – the gas deposits of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region that provides Europe with gas.

Studio Generale: Communicating Your Ideas

05.04.2012, 16:09
posted in

Wednesday’s installment of the weekly Studio Generale session included 3 guest speakers from McKinsey & Company, a world leading consulting company. If you ever struggled with trying to find a solution for a problem, delivering a clear presentation and working in a team, these tips, given by Stephan and Yermolai Solzhenitsyns and Vladimir Cernavskis can be useful.

Watchmen: The Urban Community

04.04.2012, 16:08

On April 10, the White Chambers Сultural Сentre will host a conference entitled Watchmen: The Urban Community. The conference will open the second series of activities devoted to the issue of preservation of Moscow’s cultural heritage and its integration into the modern life of the city. The series is organized by the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage (Mosgornaslediye) and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.