​Giovanna Carnevali: Urban architecture must be useful

Strelka.com met up with the Director of the Fundació Giovanna Carnevali and found out that these workshops are actually just as important for the Fundació as they are for Moscow, discussed the direction contemporary architecture is taking and concluded that Moscow traffic jams are not as hopeless as they seem.

​Alexander Etkind: Academia is like football — you must find a vacant spot

Strelka.com met up with Professor Etkind and disussed with him the role of the researcher, the state of Russian culture and his new book.

​The "Hitchcock 9"

There's an element of intrigue to the festival: all of the films will be shown in Russia for the very first time. Strelka blog found out which movies made the programme and why no one has ever seen them before.

​Strelka 5.0: Ten fundamental questions about the future

Strelka.com interviewed the programme director Anastasia Smirnova and found out what we can expect from the Strelka Institute in its 5th year of existence.

Biennale week

Strelka hosts a series of discussions, taking on the architectural ideas presented in the Russian Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale of Architecture.

​Charlie Koolhaas: ‹‹Life is one long debate about the ideals››

Charlie is not a fan of slow walking, so strelka.com had to interview the Dutch artist while being literally ‹‹on the run››. During our sprint from Strelka Institute to Vozdvizhenka street, Koolhaas explained to us why Metabolism is not legitimate as a movement, where the hidden doors of Moscow can be found and what went wrong during the ‹‹Urban Treasures››…


On the 7th July Strelka Institute held for the second time its annual Portfolio Review. Our board of experts gathered in the yard of the institute to share with the audience their verdict on the quality of portfolios submitted this year. Some of the common mistakes were mentioned and aspiring architects were given advice on how to increase the competitiveness…

​Gijs Van Wulfen: ‹‹You are being chased by lions!››

Gijs van Wulfen discussed with strelka.com the weaknesses of FORTH, the innovators of today and conservatism in business.

​Done with ‘Urban Routines’: a report on the Strelka Institute degree show

The graduate show of the Strelka alumni opened on 27th June. This academic year students were working on personal projects that were tightly bound with the idea of everyday life, routines, habits and the mundane. According to the program director Anastasia Smirnova, what made the academic year of 2013/2014 so special is the fact that all of the graduates were…