About Strelka Talks

Strelka Talks is a new project launched by Strelka education team. Over the academic year prominent speakers from various fields are invited to make a 30 minute video talk on critically important topics concerning contemporary cities and urban development. After the video is upoloaded on the website and becomes available to the general public, the students get a chance to meet the speaker for a longer and more profound real time conversation at Strelka.

Strelka Talks curator: Anastassia Smirnova
Project manager: Evgeniya Pospelova
Video director: Anna Titovets
Camera: Irina Goryainova, Fedor Glazachev

“Damn the Masters’ Plan!” is a talk by Wouter Vanstiphout on the street protest movements from Detroit in the 1960s to Paris in 2005 to London in 2011.

“From Welfare City to Neoliberal Utopia” is a talk by Michelle Provoost on evolution of utopian models for creating new cities.

Can “the community” influence the design of its own space, territoiry or context? In his Strelka talk Reinier de Graaf is trying to answer these, and other, even more complex questions.

In his lecture “Urbanism and The Daily Life”, Winy Maas talks about how architects and urbanists can format and influence the daily life of the citizens in the contemporary urban environment.