Strelka’s graduate Minkoo Kang on his work at OMA

23.01.2012, 15:38
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The second academic year at Strelka Institute started with a full coverage of the students’ everyday life. However, one might wonder what happened to the first Strelka alumni after they had gone through a 9-month research programme. From now on, a follow-up of an alumnus career will be posted each week.  

City: Between Practice and Theory

19.01.2012, 15:37
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On January 27-28, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design and the New Literature Observer publishing house are conducting an international interdisciplinary conference entitled The City: Between Practice and Theory. Researchers and thinkers from Russia, The USA, Singapore, The United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and other countries will take part in the conference.

Studio Generale

13.01.2012, 15:36
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Besides being a supervisor of the Citizens as Customers theme, Anastassia Smirnova is also curating Studio Generale. Here, she talks about why the course was introduced, what it encompasses and how it will help the students.

Spring Term: Individual Research

12.01.2012, 15:35
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Since the beginning of 2012, the buzz here at Strelka is all about what lies ahead in the Spring term.

The fall term consisted of theme introduction weeks, where students were immersed in classes filled with lectures, workshops and fieldtrips. At the end of the semester, the students chose one of five themes (Urban Culture, Megacity, Hinterland, SENSEable City Moscow, and Citizens as Customers). Now, each of them will have to decide on a specific subject that he or she will research in the next 5 months.

>student: Carlos Medellin, 24, architect, Bogota

28.12.2011, 15:32
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Last year I was involved in two jobs. One was academic — I was working as an assistant professor and researcher. I was also working in Giancarlo Mazzanti’s studio, a firm that goes beyond thinking, only in a building, but wants to produce a greater urban and social impact through architecture in difficult national areas.

Tokyo’s Metabolism

28.12.2011, 15:32
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The last week of the fall term was devoted to workshops on Tokyo. The students analyzed various aspects of the Japanese capital. For instance, Carlos Medellin, Adeola Enigbokan, Silvia Franceschini and Alexander Novikov did research on Tokyo’s metabolism, with an emphasis on the architecture of Pritzker Prize-2010 laureate Kazuyo Sejima. One of the results of their work is this video: 

>student: Anna Siprikova, 24, Moscow, architect

26.12.2011, 15:31
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Before Strelka I graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute, the department of reconstruction and restoration in architecture. I was engaged in research of small cities and our diploma has received many different awards, including the gold diploma of «Zodchestvo».

>student: Maria Kosareva, 24, Moscow, designer

26.12.2011, 15:31
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Before Strelka I graduated as a graphic designer and started working in the architectural office Bernaskoni. I worked there for 3 years and then continued as a project coordinator of architectural exhibitions.

>student: Natalya Chamayeva, 25, Moscow, philosophy / political science

26.12.2011, 15:30
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By profession I am a philosopher and a political scientist, I worked as an editor, worked in a network advertising agency, in PR. I’ve got a great deal of experience, different kinds of experience, different skills. I can work with a lot of information, build theoretical models, organize the communication within a team. All of this professional experience is helping me do the research at Strelka.

>student: Roman Kuchukov, 28, Samara, architect

22.12.2011, 15:29
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Before Strelka I studied at the Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, but I always looked for possibilities to learn something new. That is why I had an internship at GDS Architects in Brussels and participated in a competition on the design concept for residential eco-buildings for the Brussels municipality.