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.

New students

31.08.2011, 13:36
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The enrolment at Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design for the academic year of 2011-2012 is finished. This year, 43 students will enter the doors of the Institute. Most of the students come from Russian cities; two people will fly from Milan and another two — from Riga. There are students who will have to travel even farther: three people will come from New York, Bogota, and the Chinese city Ji’an. The longest journey from home to Strelka, however, lies before the new student from Melbourne, who will have to fly the distance of 14,447 km. Most of the students specialize in architecture; there are also young experts in philosophy, cultural studies, and psychology. Congratulations to the new students! We wish them success and creativity in the new academic year.

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.