The Revenge of the Real
A special project by Strelka Mag and The Terraforming.
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.
ArchDaily & Strelka Mag joint section
A showcase of emerging architects and new ideas that transform the urban landscape.
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.
New Urban Conditions
A curated series of essays and projects that navigates the complex new realities shaped by emerging technologies.
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.
15.06, The Revenge of the Real
A Viable Planetary Future Beyond Extraction, Predation & Production
Vanina Saracino on how a sea slug can help us to reconsider the logic of extractive capitalism and reimagine the “human.”
09.06, The Revenge of the Real
Soviet Sci-fi Film and Different Modalities of Future Ecosystems
Natalija Majsova takes a look at the spectres of ecology in Soviet science fiction.
08.06, The Revenge of the Real
Bubble Problems: An Archeology of Infection and Environmental Control
Lydia Kallipoliti investigates architectures of containment to find new ways to fathom architectural legacies of interiorization, climatic control, and fear of infection.
Climate Intervention Lexicon
A vision of how emissions can be brought down beyond zero.