Strelka chose 30 students to participate in the new programme.
Photo: Egro Slizyak / Strelka Institute
The application submission for «Strelka» Institute’s post-graduate programme « The New Normal» is now closed. Benjamin Bratton — the sociologist and design and media theorist, Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Center for Design at the University of California, San Diego — became the head of the programme. Lev Manovich, Director of Software Studies Lab and Computer Studies Professor at The Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY); Liam Young, the head of University of Southern California post-graduate programme in architecture and the founder of «Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today» research center; Dutch research design studio Metahaven; Keller Easterling, Professor of Architecture at Yale University and other famous researchers, designers and visionaries are among the teaching staff.
The admission to «The New Normal» turned out to be one of the most global: the admissions committee examined more than 370 applications from 60 countries, including the USA, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Brazil, India, and Italy. 140 of them were sent from Russia. The applicants’ specialties include design, architecture, programming, philosophy and multimedia art.
Very soon, on the 1st of February, the «The New Normal» will begin. 30 students, who successfully passed the selection and were invited to participate in the programme, will have five months to study several educational modules, such as «Pattern recognition», «Synthetic perception» and others; go on a research trip and prepare the final projects, founded on speculative scenarios of the future. «The New Normal» will put together all kinds of specialists: architects, urbanists, artists, designers, developers, researchers from Russia, China, Sweden, the USA, Argentina, France and other countries. This is not just the most global, but also the most interdisciplinary programme, based on complex digital and city researches.