The Revenge of the Real
A special project by Strelka Mag and The Terraforming.
14.08, The Revenge of the Real
138,462 Carbon Pyramids
Karen Pinkus and Hans Baumann on the climate crisis, Keynesian “pyramid scheme,” and “viable planetarity.”
13.08, The Revenge of the Real
Coding Democracy’s Future: Taiwan’s Civic Hacktivism
Anna Dorothea Ker on digital disruption in service of freedom.
ArchDaily & Strelka Mag joint section
A showcase of emerging architects and new ideas that transform the urban landscape.
An Inn in the Serene Woods of Karelia
A hotel complex by a lake in northwestern Russia.
11.08, Art & Design
We Are Floating into the Aerocene Era: The Airborne Futures of Tomás Saraceno
Towards a world free from borders, domination, and extraction.
New Urban Conditions
A curated series of essays and projects that navigates the complex new realities shaped by emerging technologies.
Is Automation Making Chinese Society More Resilient?
A look at China’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic through case studies of the automated systems enabling urban and socio-political resilience.
Riders Not Heroes: The Pandemic and Precarity of Food Delivery Workers
A look at the intersection of platform capitalism, gig labor, the refugee crises, and COVID-19.
Design, Modeling & Governance at Planetary Scale: The Terraforming Projects
An overview of the final projects of the first year of Strelka Institute’s The Terraforming design research program.
New Competition Launched to Redesign Saratov City Center
Apply by September 3.
Cyber-PiraMMMida: Exposing Fake Horizontals and Perverting Power Verticals
A transmedia exploration of the politics and aesthetics of pyramids in the era of wild capitalism.
07.07, The Revenge of the Real
Helen Hester on Xeno-Solidarity and the Collective Struggle for Free Time
Towards more emancipatory cultures of work.
30.06, The Revenge of the Real
Ocean Amplification: Rising Waves and North-South Asymmetries
Stefan Helmreich and Francisco Alarcon on ocean waves as avatars of hybrid human-inhuman political ecology.
A Photographic Insight into Soviet Modernist Architecture of Siberia
A newly released photographic book by Zupagrafika sheds light on the Soviet architecture of Siberia.
Cultures of Congestion
A special project by Strelka & ArtRebels.
Clicking the Traffic Away
Moscow’s Traffic Control Center and the performative mythology of congestion management reveals cultural narratives of the city as a real-time digital model and calls for alternative literacies of model-making and urban simulation.
Investing in Lost Time
Melbourne has no choice but to approach congestion as a multiple bottom-line investment, actually representing the best tool for an ecology of institutions to foster new cultures of density, mobility, and responsible land use in the city.
Reframing Density and Ecology
Mexico City’s site and historical legacy portray how the negative externalities of congestion paradoxically reveal the positive impacts of urban density, and the need to plan cities as resilient ecological infrastructures.