The Strelka Institute’s post-graduate program have already done a great job in introducing the notion of public space into the Russian context and making urban development a public matter. In the upcoming research year, the theme will be Urban Routines. This time the focus will be on the everyday lives of Moscovites, down-to-earth, the very now, the complex world of the ordinary, the routine… subjects that are quite under-researched and poorly analyzed in urban design. How does one remain a visionary, while closely studying the very fabric of reality? What national habits and traditions continue influencing daily routines and what is being imported from other cultures? Urban routines will be turned inside out along four thematic lines — Dwellings, Offices, Cars and Retail.
The outcomes of research will make up the Urban Routines student publication, as well as a big student exhibition in Russian and English, that will open a month after the launch of the upcoming Venice Biennale of Architecture. Sounds good, huh? Click here for all information regarding the program. There’s only one week left to apply for this program, so be quick if you’re interested!