Strelka Student Exhibition 2012/13


Russia, a country where “nothing can be changed”, is undergoing surprisingly rapid changes that require deeper understanding and a positive agenda. What are the sequences of events and factors that set in motion irreversible change, transform public perceptions and call for new policies?

Strelka Students of 2012-13 year have been tasked with tracing and defining such changes within the framework of four key themes: education, infromation and data research, strategic predictions and, finally, new patterns of cohabitation and urban typologies.

Strelka held a student exhibition, presenting research projects within four studios “Education as a Project”, “(Re)Charge Information”, “Foresight and Hindsight”, and “Another Place”.

In the four exhibition pavilions, that have been fully designed by the students, students and studio research directors  offered their take on the new models of education, the role of data in city administration, the nature of planned and unforeseen change in the historic perspective and living on the outside of the big city.The pavilion has been designed by Strelka alumna, architect Tamara Muradova, and its roof has been decorated by the artist Vladimir Gupalov (Nootk).

The exhibition was accompanied by the following discussions and other events, also designed by the students:

June 28, 19:30 – “Oracle in writing: is Russia’s future already in the past?”

June 29, 15:00 – Workshop “Mapping memory: reconceptualizing a local museum”

July 1, 9:30 – Conference “Morning Pedsovet”

July 2, 20:00 – Discussion “From Ideology to Imagination”

July 2, 23:00 – Film screening “How the future looked like in the park?”

July 3, 9:30 – Conference “Morning Pedsovet”

July 3, 18:00 – Workshop “Nets of freedom: Creating mesh networks”

July 3, 20:00 – Lecture “Deschooling architecture: readings from the anti-library”

July 3, 23:00 – Film screening “Race to nowhere”