The Dream of Baikalsk: New Life for a one-industry town
The director of Centre for Urban Anthropology at KB Strelka, Mikhail Alekseevsky, who worked on this project, explained to us why Baikalsk should be transformed into a tourist mecca and whether the ex-employees of the shut down mill are ready to start working in museums and parks.
Creating a memorial for collective trauma
A new monument dedicated to the victims of political repressions will appear on the intersection of the Academician Sakharov avenue and the Garden Ring in Moscow. Competition for the best design of the architectural and sculptural structure, initiated by Moscow government and the GULAG museum, started on 12 February.
Red Square Tolerance Pavilion
This January the winners of the ‘Red Square Tolerance Pavilion’ competition that was organised by international organisation HMMD were announced. The first prize was given to a team of architects from Italy. Their bold and daring project proposed to build the pavilion right against the Kremlin wall. Strelka Magazine caught up with Kiana Jalali, Marco Merigo,…