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The theme of the 8th academic year at Strelka is The New Normal and the research will focus on the new contemporary condition, which has emerged with the rapid development of technology, including machine intelligence, biotechnology, automation, and alternative spaces created in VR and AR, and define new paths for urban design and development. But conditions around which we organize this effort are not just technological, they are also philosophical and theoretical.
At what point does the gap between what the words like “identity”, “human“, “architecture,” “citizen”, “modern”, “progressive”, “natural” mean and what is happening become so wide that we should move on to new terms? We need to design a more effective glossary of the present. Can we do it fast enough?
To learn more about the programme and apply visit applytostrelka.com. Application deadline is November 1, 2017.
The multidisciplinary programme at Strelka in 2017/18 is designed not only for experts in media, architecture, design and urbanism. In addition, this year Strelka invites young specialists from Russia and abroad who work in creative industries (artists, scenarists, writers, filmmakers), and other fields like software studies, digital media, social sciences, etc.
Strelka traditionally enrolls 30 international students with free tuition and stipend of 39 000 rubles monthly. The Programme runs for 5 months from February 2017 to July 2017. Minimum age required is 25 years old. Working language is English. Students will learn the methods of creative interdisciplinary urban research, speculative design, scenario planning and ideation , digital technologies, critical thinking, platform design, prototyping, urban and social media data gathering and analysis.
Core Programme Faculty:
Benjamin H. Bratton, new Education Programme Director at Strelka Institute is a famous sociological, media, design theorist and author based in California. Bratton is Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Cent