Public programme at Strelka Institute is a series of lectures, discussions and workshops which are open to the public and are free of charge.
The Institute’s courtyard and studios host a broad variety of events, turning into a lecture-hall, an international conference space, an interdisciplinary workshop site, a cinema, a theatre, music hall and a trade fair.
Over the past years, Strelka’s public program has hosted Vint Cerf, Kazuyo Sejima, Rem Koolhaas, Charles Renfro, Boris Groys, Lev Manovich, Hani Rashid, Ilya Segalovich, Jürgen Mayer, Thomas Heatherwick, Will Alsop, Kevin Spacey, Toyo Ito, Fang Zhenning, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Winy Maas, and others. Summer educational events are connected with Strelka’s annual research theme, in order to contribute to its further exploration, and to bring up unconventional and unselfconscious informal discussions and public talks.
The curators of Strelka’s public programme invite acclaimed architects, urbanists, designers, artists, scientists and public persons to talk about what they know best: cutting-edge technologies, new concepts in design and architecture, and the future of the cities and the world itself.
Strelka's multidisciplinary approach reveals itself in workshops, just as it does in its academic program: participants can be from various backgrounds. Workshops usually last from 2 to 7 days, during the course of which entrants work together with the curator to produce public artworks, apps, software prototype models and even music tracks.
Strelka Institute holds meetings of influential Russian culture experts, designers, architects, urban entrepreneurs, and other professionals whose work affects the city. In public discussions, experts discuss the changes, challenges and prospects for their industry, talk about their projects and answer questions from the audience.
Knowledge production never stops even during the holidays. But in the evenings and on the weekends lectures and workshops give place to cinema screenings, ping-pong contests, flea markets, readings and other entertainments.
The summer program is a series of public events united by a single theme. The program is both educational and entertaining, including lectures by well-known experts in the fields of urbanism, architecture, design, media; expert discussion of the most pressing urban issues; workshops at Strelka and in the city itself; short-term courses, film screenings, theater performances, concerns and, on the weekends, open-air markets. The program lasts the entire summer, from mid-May to mid-September.
Strelka Institute's summer program is aimed at a broad audience, and welcomes participants of various ages and backgrounds. Lectures and discussions are interpreted into either English or Russian, depending on the original language of the event, therefore those who don’t speak one of the two languages can still participate. Participation in workshops, however, usually requires a satisfactory command of English.
The majority of events are free, with the exception of workshops (participants may be required to pay a modest fee to cover the material expenses) and entertainment events (film screenings, concerts, or theatre productions). Tickets to the latter may be purchased both at the Strelka Institute itself or online.
The Strelka Institute does not provide housing or visa support for summer program participants. See the attached file for visa instructions and booking recommendations.