Workshop Season at Strelka

16.06.2011, 13:30
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«Summer at Strelka» is not only open lectures and concerts, but also workshops, where you can learn something useful and think about something important: here we will tell about several future workshops at Strelka. They are open to architects, designers, sociologists, journalists, ecologists, urbanists and futurologists, so basically to everyone. Choose a project you are interested in (do not forget to check «workshop» bookmarkin our schedule) and do not wait to register.

Reconstruction of Gorky park will become a topic of several workshops. On June, 24 designers from Loop.pH studio Mathias Gmachl and Rachel Wingfield will teach planning of living environment — interactive, biomorphic, and ecological. Projects, created on this workshop, will be realized in Gorky Park.

New branding of the park will be developed on a workshop, organized by BBDO Brandingagency. This workshop will be guided by Mikhail Guberits from BBDO, joined by graphic designer Ilya Ruderman, and head of naming agency LEXICA Andrei Inochkin. Participants will have a chance to follow the whole communications-branding process, listen to lectures on strategy, naming, brand style and navigation.

Hyper-Now workshop will prepare interactive pavilion for the park — guided by old friends of Strelka — Edouard Moreau and Dan Horner from Technopolitan studio; specialists from Allofus interactive design studio in London; and Andrei Podshibyakin — social networks specialist and head of Social Insight agency.

«Zombieheights» — workshop about interactive future by Noam Toran — professor of Design Interactions at Royal College of Art will take place in the beginning of August. It will investigate changing correlation of living and dead in modern world, and the results will be presented in a performance, film, and installation.

Development of modern natural-science museum concept will be a topic of a workshop, organized by Strelka together with Timiryazev State Biological Museum. The museum is currently preparing to undergo significant changes and expects to become one of the leading museums of natural history in Russia and in Europe, and the results of this workshop will help museum stuff plan these changes. Workshop will be moderated by Marcel Schmalgemeijer and Mariëlle Tolenaar — two Dutch designers, best-known for their understanding of exhibition spaces, who worked with main museums in Netherlands — Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, and Stedelijk museum, will moderate this workshop.

Workshop «Island in a city: connection or isolation?» will discover future of Nizhniy Novgorod under the guidance of Berlage Institute professors — Vedran Mimiсa and Thomas Stellmach. The task is to work out different development scenarios for the island in the middle of the city — from creating exhibition-trade claster, reviving old fame of fairs, to possible island flood and building of new «Nizhniy Novgorod-style Venice».