OK-RM in conversation
I caught up with Rory McGrath, from graphic design practise OK-RM, to talk to him about work for the Strelka Institute and Strelka Press, which has been nominated for the 2013 Design Museum Design of the Year award.
MARK MEEROVICH: I SEE FRAGMENTS OF THE PAST IN THE PRESENT
In the last year alone, several major projects in Moscow have attracted illustrious international architects and urban designers. One only needs to recall the Moscow Agglomeration Competition, which saw the participation of Ricardo Bofill, Antoine Grumbach, Bernardo Secchi, Paola Vigano, representatives of Urban Design Associates (USA), the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (Netherlands) and many others. Six consortia of Russian and…
ALUMNI: CARLOS MEDELLIN, 25, ARCHITECT, BOGOTA
Last year at Strelka I chose studio SENSEable City, the subject of my thesis was «paracities», I tried to analyse the phenomenon of «parallel cities». The fact is that in Moscow, because of a certain attitude towards foreigners, certain gender and racial discrimination people are determined to create islands for a comfortable existence. That comes from the city’s background of closeness, oppression and conservative morals. Nevertheless,…