Strelka Press. Day One

Part of: The Future of Books. The Future of Education. The Future of the City.

Date:
09.06.2012
Format:
CONFERENCES
Place:
Central House of Artists

Strelka Institute is launching Strelka Press and presenting its first e-books at the Open Moscow Book Festival.

Strelka Press offers a totally new content and form for conversations about architecture, design and urban development. The publishing house seeks new ways to think about the city and invites readers to participate in this experiment. To this end, Strelka Press has developed a new book format – a compact e-book that you can access any time, anywhere.

Strelka Press offers a totally new content and form for conversations about architecture, design and urban development. The publishing house seeks new ways to think about the city and invites readers to participate in this experiment. To this end, Strelka Press has developed a new book format — a compact e-book that you can access any time, anywhere. Strelka’s programme for the first day of the Open Moscow Book Festival will tell the story of Strelka Press’ publishing platform and its first e-books. It will also initiate a discussion on the difficulties associated with translating Western urbanistic literature into Russian, and the possibilities that the e-book opens up for authors and readers.

12 pm. Electronic Publishing As a Platform For Independent Expression.
Presentation of Strelka Institute’s publishing programme. Talk by Justin McGuirk, director of Strelka Insitute’s English-language publishing programme.

2 pm. Presentation of Strelka Press’ first electronic books. Discussion with Sam Jacob, founding director of the architecture firm FAT, and Princeton University professor Keller Easterling.

4 pm. Lost in Translation: Urbanistics in Russian. Discussion with Anastasia Smirnova (SVESMI/Strelka Institute,) Sergei Sitar (Project Russia), Pyotr Favorov (Afisha) and Kuba Snopek (Strelka Institute).

6 pm. What’s Happening With Books? Discussion with Andrei Gelmiza (Knigabyte), Alexander Ivanov (Ad Marginem) and Ilya Tsentsiper (Strelka Institute).