How to turn an abandoned construction pit into a city’s top public space
Khokhlovskaya Square – a sleek amphitheater in central Moscow, which replaced a stalled construction site and became a new type of public space in the city and a unique case of preservation – has won the Moscow Urban Forum award for best urban design.
The Dream of Baikalsk: New Life for a one-industry town
The director of Centre for Urban Anthropology at KB Strelka, Mikhail Alekseevsky, who worked on this project, explained to us why Baikalsk should be transformed into a tourist mecca and whether the ex-employees of the shut down mill are ready to start working in museums and parks
Lawrence Barth: “You should be working not so much on the city as a whole but on the problems you can address”.
A conference entitled (In)fluence organised in partnership with Columbia University GSAPP and focusing on institutions, phenomenons and factors that influence contemporary architecture took place in Moscow on 6-10 October.Lawrence Barth, professor at AAs Graduate School, well-known for his collaborations with Zaha Hadid Architects and s333 Architecture, was one of the invited speakers. Barth is the author of several books and numerous lectures on urbanism, a researcher of urban environment and of the instruments for its development
Ekaterina Demintseva: "We can not make people tolerant in two days"
Right before the "A city of different cultures" conference on migrants’ issue in Moscow, strelka.com has interviewed one of the speakers, Yekaterina Demintseva, the leading research associate at the Higher School of Economics Institute for Managing Social Processes (Moscow). Yekaterina Demintseva talks us through why it is important to discuss migrants’ issues today, where migration stereotypes spring up from and how to teach Muscovites tolerance