Strelka Podkast — 1

11.04.2013, 11:18
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The first release of Strelka Podkast @ radio W-O-S in which Strelka’s student Anya Poznyak interviews the founders of the most popular website about architecture –

top 100 schools by Domus

11.04.2013, 11:14
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We are very pleased to announce that Strelka has been listed as one of Europe’s top 100 schools selected by Domus. The well-known design magazine published the list of the top 100 design school in Europe in a publication, available both in printed and iPad version, that provides a complete review of programs all around Europe.  

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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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).

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.

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.


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.


09.11.2012, 09:35
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As part of the Research Simulator week of small research projects, a group of students visited three “rural corners” of Moscow – Terekhovo, Kuryanovo and Kommunarka. The village of Terekhovo, located in the Horoshevo-Mnevniki district, was investigated by Anna Pozniak, Nathan de Groot, Maria Romakina and Timothy Misir. The Kuryanovo district with post-war two-storey buildings, with low fences and front gardens in full bloom, located to the southeast of Moscow, was visited by Aikaterini Exameliotou, Oxana Yatsenko and Victor Karovskiy. Glafira Parinos, Lindsay Harkema and Ondrej Janku studied another place of interest called Kommunarka.

The students were interested in issues related to the theme of “Moscow as a Village”: how the residential community in each village was organized, how it fit into its urban surroundings and what urban processes had migrated to these areas.


07.11.2012, 14:29
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Research Simulator is Strelka’s experimental educational format that gives students the chance to try their hand at research and understand the steps needed to achieve genuinely independent work. This year, students were invited to select one of four topics, develop a hypothesis and go out into the field, before analyzing the results and preparing final presentations that they gave before their peers and an expert panel. Students from the “Traditions: Invented” group shared their impressions of the Research Simulator week.

Margarita Googe, Perm, Marketing Professional:

“Traditions are an instrument that changes people’s everyday life via a system of rituals and symbols that the State can “introduce” into culture. Thus, to remedy the problem of a lack of meat, the USSR introduced the tradition of “Fish Thursdays”, on which all communal dining areas only served fish dishes.
In my view, the success of the introduction of a tradition depends, for one thing, on the presence of genuine demand amongst the population for the new ritual or symbol. When there is a lack of demand, the State is forced to develop it before using the tradition as a means of control.”