Studio Another Place

26.03.2013, 14:34
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David Erixon, Program Director of Strelka Institute, Director of Another Place Studio

Our studio follows a quite defined process of four distinct phases (from December to June). First phase is a Discovery phase where we do a systematic analysis of our domain. In this phase we try to use as many research disciplines as possible to understand what is already known within our area. This year it’s more or less reflected in the kind of researchers we have in our studios (architects vs non architects). This phase resulted in a factbook of our domain comprising various and wide topics such as systems of power, systems of crime, systems of health and disease, systems of infrastructure and transport, etc. Second phase which we are currently in is the Hypothesis phase. This is when we look at the new and emerging patterns that are coming out of the first phase and where we are uncovering potential of change and transformation. This will be presented at the mid term review. Following those phases we then have a Eureka phase (which results in an integrated design proposal of sorts), ending with Demonstration (which is more a manifestation of the proposal, could be a proof of concept or a prototype, pilot, etc).

Ebooks and blueberries

20.03.2013, 13:08
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Juha van’t Zelfde and Maurits De Bruijn: “A Port is Like a City”

12.03.2013, 12:31
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At the beginning of march students of studio (Re)charge Information had a 2-day workshop with Dutch data specialists Juha van’t Zelfde (cofounder of the VURB foundation) and Maurits De Bruijn. Students were building connections between databases and twitter messages to visualize the spatial opportunities of big data and civic media. Juha and Maurits also presented their Shippr project – a maritime datastore. One of the students, journalist Maria Romakina has talked to Juha and Maurits about the project and how ships will communicate through social networks in the nearest future.

In Their Opinion

05.03.2013, 09:51
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The Work of Opinion in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Six weeks ago the architect, critic (and Strelka author) Sam Jacob inaugurated an “opinion” column for design website Dezeen. With Jacob’s first three articles now published, what can be gleaned about the work of opinion in the age of digital reproduction?

Study at Strelka this Fall

01.03.2013, 15:59
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Strelka Institute opens admissions for the new year: multidisciplinary programme, tailor-made educational course on contemporary urbanism and city development, individual research projects, involving best international experts and students, — all that and a lot more awaits in the upcoming year.