Students from Strelka’s third incoming class talk about urbanism and share their hopes and dreams

07.10.2012, 11:45
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Masha Slavnova, 29, Vladimir, architect:

One of the reasons the study of cities and urban environment is fascinating to me is the complexity of relationships it creates. To keep humanity alive is one of my main tasks as an activist and urbanist, and most importantly, a fellow human. The system that we face every day is designed to make the users follow the prescribed paths, follow the rules of the society of spectacle, consume, keep entertained, and keep producing capital. What I ask this year, is where are gaps in the system, where are the places where we can meet? Where are the public places we feel free to create our own rules, to experiment, to discover, to share? In this year I would like to focus on the value of community, use of public spaces, creation of cultural capital and self empowerment. To define it in verbs: i will study the context, test the boundaries and hope to activate spaces with the energy of others.

David Erixon: “New Strelka students are going to be very explosive”

05.10.2012, 08:23
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David Erixon, Programming Director of Strelka Institute, talks about recent changes in Moscow, the human factor and new challenges for students


Anastassia Smirnova: “We teach people not to be afraid of things that seem beyond them“

05.10.2012, 07:41
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Anastassia Smirnova, Programme Director, Strelka Institute talks about relationship with students, finding the right balance between reality and utopia and elements of absurd in the actual Russia


The new type of examination that we have trialled this year has helped us select the type of student that best understands the essence of Strelka.

It is not just about exams, but the effort that we devote to explaining what makes Strelka so special, as well as its goals and objectives in more detail. We ourselves now better understand what Strelka truly means. There is now a better dialogue between the school and its students and this is more interesting for us all.

“Nothing is beyond us. There are no limits to what we can do”. Anna Krasinskaya on the new educational year at Strelka

05.10.2012, 07:34
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Anna Krasinskaya, Director of Education and Publishing at the Strelka Institute, talks about the evolution of the educational program, the new agenda for Moscow citizens, and Strelka as a social network.


Strelka Institute has finalized the list of students for 2012/13 academic year

06.09.2012, 12:44
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This year in October 39 students will come to Strelka. Most of them are from Russian cities and towns; 10 are from Moscow, 17 come from Novossibirsk, Barnaul, Perm, Saint-Petersburg, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Obninsk and other cities. 13 students will fly from all over the world: Greece, USA, Belarus, Denmark, Poland, India, the Netherlands, Sweden, Ukraine, Czech Republic, and even Singapore. Not surprisingly, most of the new students are young architects and urbanists; there are also experts in digital strategy, history and theory of art, political studies, economicas and international relations. Looking forward to the new year at Strelka and wishing the new students good luck!

Gulnaz Aksenova, 26, Ufa, architect
Yaroslava Barmenkova, 27, Moscow, designer
Izabela Cichonska, 26, Wroclaw, architect
Albina Davletshina, 25, Ufa, architect
Jonathan de Groot , 24, Dordrecht, urbanist
Varvara Degtiarenko, 23, Moscow, art historian
Aikaterini Examiliotou, 26, Thessaloniki, architect
Polina Filippova, 21, Nefteugansk, economist
Sofya Guimon, 23, Moscow, theorist of art and architecture
Margarita Googe, 21, Perm, marketing
Lindsay Harkema, 27, New York, architect
Ondrej Janku, 29, Prague, architect
Artem Kalashyan, 29, Moscow, art curator
Victor Karovskiy, 26, Yaroslavl, architect
Sergey Kasich, 28, Sevastopol, sound-n-media artist
Anna Kaydanovskaya, 28, Moscow, architect
Polina Khanova, 22, Moscow, philosopher
Inessa Kovalyova, 23, Kramatorsk, architect
Nadezhda Malafeeva, 23, Barnaul, architect
Filip Mayer, 25, Stockholm, architect
Olga Metalnikova, 26, Moscow, geographer
Timothy Misir, 28, Singapore, political analyst
Alexey Mityaev, 27, Moscow, activist
Anastasia Napalkova, 24, Slavyansk-on-Kuban, journalist
Nataliya Orekhova, 24, Schelkovo, architect
Taisia Osipova, 23, Tomilino, architect
Glafira Parinos, 23, Moscow, geographer
Dhanya Pilo, 31, Mumbai, creative entrepreneur
Anna Pozniak, 24, Minsk, journalist
Maria Romakina, 32, Obninsk, journalist
Liya Safina, 23, Minsk, architect
Alexandr Shabaldin, 24, Novosibirsk, economist
Artur Shakhbazyan, 28, Moscow, architect
Evgeny Shishorin, 28, Moscow, economist
Alexandra Simonova, 26, Serpukhov, public relations
Masha Slavnova, 29, Vladimir, designer
Richard Trovatten, 25, Esbjerg, digital media expert
Elena Yarmanova, 24, Saint-Petersburg, international relations expert
Oxana Yatsenko, 25, Vologda, communications

Academic year 2012/13: studio IV

06.08.2012, 20:54
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We present the fourth (and final) research studio for academic year 2012/13.

(Re)design Information
How to debrief a city?

Academic year 2012/13: studio III

06.08.2012, 20:52
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We present the third of the four research studios for academic year 2012/13.

Another place
Towards the New Patterns of Cohabitation

Academic year 2012/13: studio II

25.07.2012, 16:32
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We continue to present research studios for academic year 2012/13, which starts in October.

Education as a project
Past, present, and future of learning

Academic year 2012/13: studio I

24.07.2012, 16:32
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We present the first of the four research studio for academic year 2012/13. The rest of the studios will be published shortly, keep up with the updates!

Foresight in Hindsight.
A History of Predictions.

Interview with David Erixon

17.07.2012, 16:30
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– How do you feel about your experience at Strelka?

Last year I had only one week with all the students – an introduction week – and the rest of the time there were just people in my studio so I can only talk about that.