«Greater Moscow» in MONU magazine

22.11.2013, 10:14
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An essay of Strelka graduate Anton Ivanov has been published in the latest issue of the urbanism magazine MONU. The author discusses the neighbourly relations of the centre with its periphery, the new urbanism of Moscow, and the difficulties involved in developing larger territories.

My essay is dedicated to Moscow and its immediate surroundings – the densely populated extension of the megalopolis. I believe this territory to be particularly closely connected to the city and that is why the term «Greater Moscow» is relevant in this context.

Liquid Strelka at Falling Walls Lab

25.09.2013, 17:04
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On the 8th November, Strelka graduate Liya Safina is going to Berlin to present the research based on her educational experiment Liquid Strelka, to a team of international experts at the competition finale of Falling Walls Lab.

Sochi On Foot

25.09.2013, 16:05
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Can a stress-measuring device improve our understanding of the urban environment? Can the architecture of small forms activate urban spaces? Strelka graduates speak about their participation in the “Sochi Peshkom” (English: ´Sochi on foot´) project and new approaches to urban research.

Taya Osipova, project manager

The summer school was the main event of the project. It lasted the whole of July and each week had its own particular theme. Students were introduced to the understanding of the city as a process; they learnt how to initiate different processes in the city and how to create the spaces needed for this, and they came to grips with issues involving the activation of urban spaces. We chose a particular area in the city and negotiated its use with the landowner. A Nineteenth Century fortress once stood there, from which the city then grew. Nowadays, there’s only one dilapidated wall left, citizens pass it by every day and are completely unaware of its importance in the city’s history. There is an “Anchor and Cannon” monument nearby to commemorate the founding of Sochi.

Strelka at the Tallinn Architectural Bienniale (TAB)

13.09.2013, 08:57
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The second Tallinn Architecture Biennale, with the theme “Recycling Socialism”, opened on September 4th. The biennale comprises of an architecture schools exhibition, symposium, vision competition and curators exhibition, which will remain open until the end of the month.

A team of Strelka graduates – Lindsay Harkema, Ondrej Janku, Izabela Cichonska and Nathan de Groot participated in the Vision Competition. The competition focused on the development strategies for one of Tallinn’s residential neighbourhoods – Vaike-Oismae, built in the 1970s, and known for its unique layout, with buildings spread out in an oval-shaped plan and a pond in the middle. Their project Assembled Ground was awarded the first prize.


27.08.2013, 12:43
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Three former Strelka students – Varvara Degtiarenko, Maria Romakina and Dhanya Pilo took part in “The Scene over Ugra”, a project that was part of the festival’s parallel programme.

Varvara Degtiarenko, art historian

Some call Archstoyanie an open-air museum. This is interesting, just based on the definition of what art is, and can be. If one looks at life as art, then it can be very fascinating to discover the meaning of the landscape, and its relation to life and the people who actually live in the region, as opposed to those who only go there for the festival every year.


23.08.2013, 11:41
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Strelka alumnus, experimental sound and performance artist Sergei Kasich speaks about installation “Voice of the Forest”.

Sounds of nature and social satire

Aristarh Chernyshov and Alexej Shulgin of Electroboutique invited me to work with them on Voice of the Forest, an installation recently presented at Archstoyanie 2013. Electroboutique are the pioneers of local media art. They were the first artists in Russia who started making works using cutting-edge technology, incorporating interactivity and social satire. A few years ago, they noticed the work of soundartist.ru and subsequently got in touch with me to collaborate.

Olga Sarapulova, alumna

01.08.2013, 22:41
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Olga talks about Ufa’s first urban planning forum, UrbanBairam, taking place between August 2-4, and why the city needs new methods of urban planning.

I participated in the research studio ‘Citizens as Customers’ while a student at Strelka Institute. The research methodology used in this studio allowed us to study all the advantages and shortcomings of the existing urban planning system in Russia in detail. In the final report, ‘Dr. Crisis: How We Learned to Stop Faking and Kill the Microrayon’, that I prepared together with Nat Chamayeva, we came to the conclusion that the existing system can only be changed when people who are interested in improving the quality of life in the city start working together.

Anna Trapkova, alumni

05.04.2013, 14:13
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Alumna Anna Trapkova shares her impressions on Strelka’s educational process and talks about a plan to create innovative cultural centers, as well as her work at the Ministry of Culture.

Matiss Groskaufmanis, alumni

04.04.2013, 12:24
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06.02.2013, 09:13
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Last year at Strelka I chose studio SENSEable City, the subject of my thesis was «paracities», I tried to analyse the phenomenon of «parallel cities». The fact is that in Moscow, because of a certain attitude towards foreigners, certain gender and racial discrimination people are determined to create islands for a comfortable existence. That comes from the city’s background of closeness, oppression and conservative morals.