Strelka’s First Books

14.06.2012, 16:22
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Strelka Press launched this week inside Alexander Brodsky’s pavilion at the Moscow International Open Book Fair with a talk by publishing director Justin McGuirk. Next, it launches in London.


Strelka Institute at Open Book Festival. Conversations about Moscow

12.06.2012, 16:22
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What lies at the core of a city that is rich and comfortable for its residents and visitors is not only a variety of functions, but also a variety of meanings, and a low level of this kind of variety presents an insurmountable obstacle for urban development. How do we view the city? As pedestrians or as drivers? As Muscovites or visitors? To what extent is our perception of Moscow predetermined by our professions, education, interests and the habitual travel routes we follow? On the fourth fay (June 12) of Strelka Institute’s programme at the Open Moscow Book Festival, we’ll have a series of “kitchen table” conversations about Moscow – we’ll try to get a handle on how Muscovites, Petersburgers, designers and poets perceive it.

12 pm. Conversations about Moscow: Muscovites. Discussion with Evgeny Pischikov, Alena Solntseva, Aleksei Levinson and Alexander Mozhaev.

Strelka Insitute at Open Book Festival. The Village, and Other Guests

11.06.2012, 16:20
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Moscow has very little desire to resemble a European city, and to be honest, that would be impossible to achieve, anyway: Moscow has been and will be constructed differently, and its future is linked to our ability to comprehend and use its unique possibilities, rather than impose some foreign scheme on it, especially since European cities have long since ceased to resemble their stereotypical image. Moscow will change no matter what action we take, but it’s precisely upon our efforts that these changes will depend. Strelka’s third day at the Open Moscow Book Festival will include four discussions on the problems of development in Moscow. These discussions are organized by our friends Afisha, The Village, Forbes.Ru, and Bolshoi Gorod.

12 pm. Navigation in the City. Discussion with Boris Pasternak (Center for Historical-City Construction Research,) Aleksei Dedushkin (Oldmos.Ru,) Aleksei Munipov (Bolshoi Gorod) and Nikolai Pereslegin (Department of Moscow Cultural Heritage.)

Future of Education: Strelka Institute’s Second Day at Open Book Festival

10.06.2012, 16:19
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Yesterday, June 9, Moscow’s Open Book Festival started in the Central House of Artists. Strelka Institute presents Strelka Press and its first e-books at the festival. Today’s programme is devoted to the future of education.

Education has become one of the most fascinating areas of human activity. This has nothing to do with its obviously ever-growing value, but rather with the whole range of revolutionary changes it is experiencing today and may experience tomorrow. New technologies that have led to a true explosion in distance learning are forcing us to consider the effectiveness of traditional forms of education that we used to take for granted – the system built on faculty giving formal lectures and students taking notes. If it is possible to listen to a lecture on a plane or a beach, then we need universities and schools to provide something else – perhaps to teach communication skills or teamwork, or for independent research and work on projects.  Or for something else, perhaps. The future of education will be the topic of Strelka’s second day at the Open Book Festival.

Strelka at Open Book Festival. Day One.

09.06.2012, 16:19
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Architecture as Enactment, The Action is The Form. Victor Hugo’s TED Talk, The Dot-com city. Silicon Valley urbanism – Strelka Press publishing house will be talking about these and other books at the Open Book festival that started today in The Central House of Artist and will run till Tuesday, June 12th.

Strelka Institute is about new educational technologies. Strelka Press, arising at the intersection of innovation in the form and content, is one of these. It exists within three complementary contexts: the rapidly arriving future of education, the future of the book and the future of the city.  These contexts form the key themes of Strelka Institute’s programme at the book festival.

R.I.P. Vyacheslav Glazychev

06.06.2012, 16:18

Vyacheslav Glazychev, architect, urbanist, professor of Moscow Architectural Institute, president of the National Academy of Design, has died today. A good friend of Strelka institute, Vyacheslav Leonidovich was a regular lecturer and consultant to the institute’s students.

It is a big loss for all of us.