Eduardo Souto de Moura: “Architects are responsible not only for what they do, but also for what they could have done and didn’t”

19.09.2012, 08:54
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Eduardo Souto de Moura

Eduardo Souto de Moura is a Portuguese architect who was awarded a Pritzker prize in 2011. Recently he gave a talk at Strelka about how to consider the context while constructing a building. Strelka blog met Eduardo for a talk about his experience, views and attitude towards architecture.

Andreas Gjertsen and Rune Stangeland from TYIN tegnestue Architects: “We are trying to start a dialogue”

15.08.2012, 18:01
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With the help of Andreas Gjertsen and Rune Stangeland from TYIN tegnestue Architects Strelka started to build its first objects. Curators of the workshop “Public space as a tool for dialogue” talked to us about their experience of constructing in Moscow and explained conclusions and observations which they came to during the last week.

About the site of the “Public space as a tool for dialogue” workshop in Mitino


08.08.2012, 12:06
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Following the public forum, “Time to act: How to prepare a city for bike lanes”, we spoke with its moderator Oleg Pachenkov, an urbanist, sociologist and deputy director of the Center for Independent Social Research, about how bicycles can change the city.

Patrik Schumacher: “Each space is an invitation to join the interaction”

06.08.2012, 20:46
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Patrik Schumacher is an architect and a philosopher, partner at Zaha Hadid Architects and founding director at the AA Design Research Lab.

Before his lecture at Strelka on “Semiology of Parametrism” we had a small conversation with Patrik on his views of the role of architecture in a modern world, discussed changes in the global economy and his opinion about Russia.


Interview with Ilya Mukosey on the results of a two-day debate about the future of industrial zones

23.07.2012, 16:31
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We have talked with Ilya Mukosey about industrial zones and their hidden potential.

– Speaking of industrial zones from an architect’s perspective – i.e. as a professional who cares about society as a whole, – what kind of a potential can they possibly have?

Different kinds of potential. First of all, they are really large parcels of land that can be used in a variety of ways. Second, a city can simply open up its industrial zones and let them live alongside other elements of the city. This would be useful for both the industrial zones and the city as a whole, because this would strengthen the cohesiveness of city space – you would no longer need to be a free runner to get into an industrial zone or cross it safely.

Boris Vervoordt: «You should have a counterpart, like in tennis or chess, who would make you take the next step».

13.09.2011, 13:38
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Axel and Boris Vervoordt are experts on the culture of luxury: they consult people on architecture, landscape, and interior design. What they do is not really space design; it is lifestyle design, as they call it. This Thursday, on the 15th of September, they are coming to Strelka to give a talk on interior design, their projects, and Axel’s book on wabi-sabi, a Japanese concept of minimalism, simplicity and imperfection. We asked Boris about his work, moving forward, and his impressions of Strelka.

Jiang Jun: «An editor must be a researcher of context»

07.09.2011, 13:37
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The upcoming weekend at Strelka will be devoted to a forum on city magazines. The editors-in-chief of leading urban magazines – Jiang Jun of Urban China, Arjen Oosterman of Volume, Alexey Muratov of Project Russia, and Peng Yangdzhun, the art-director of Outlook, — will gather together to share their experience and views on how modern-day publications keep pace and find a balance between immediate demands and universal values, and how to best approach problems of urbanism and architecture nowadays. Jiang Jun, the editor-in-chief of Urban China, has disclosed his secret of making a successful urban magazine.

Winy Maas: «Shop around in offices, shop around in researches, go to different schools»

02.09.2011, 13:36
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Winy Maas is a Dutch architect, urbanist, and co-founder of the MVRDV studio, among whose projects are the South Korean Kwang center, the House of Culture and Movementin Denmark, and a project for an autonomous residential community in Moscow’s A101 suburbs. Winy Maas actively teaches in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Delft Technical University, Berlage Institute, and Yale University. During his stay in Moscow, Winy gave at Strelka a lecture, co-led the workshop The Why Factory: Copy/Paste, and answered a few questions on the city, and his experience of and attitude to Russia.

James Gardner: ‘I have noticed that the future is not a gadget’

30.08.2011, 13:36
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James Gardner started his career in Australia where he got a PhD in Innovation Management. About 10 years ago, he moved to London where he became head of innovation and investment for Lloyds Banking Group, which is one of the largest banks in Europe, and built a big innovation programme there. He then was responsible for the innovation and design for the UK government. James has written three books on innovation, including Innovation and The Future Proof Bank and Little Innovation Book. He now works for the technology company Spigit. On August 25, James Gardner participated in The Future of Money conference organized by Strelka Institute and MasterCard Ltd.

Futurologist Slava Kozlov: «My colleagues and I help people direct the future»

24.08.2011, 13:35
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Slava Kozlov, futurologist, futurodesigner, sociologist and psychologist. The Summ()n company that he founded helps major companies determine what the market might look like in the future. On Thursday August 25, Slava will give a lecture on the Internet of Things as part of the Future of Money conference.