The Revenge of the Real
A special project by Strelka Mag and The Terraforming.
Excerpt: ‘Architecture in Global Socialism’ by Łukasz Stanek
The story of socialist architectural development across the Global South—and a reexamination of the prevailing history of the Cold War.
The Terraforming 2021 Reading List
A recommended literature list that touches upon the themes that will be covered in the second year of Strelka's The Terraforming think-tank.
Futura bistro in St. Petersburg
Scandinavian style bistro on the territory of the former Lenpoligraphmash factory.
The Many Returns of the Face Mask
Merve Bedir and Timothy Moore on collective intelligence as the core binding agent with which to organize a different future.
08.09, The Revenge of the Real
The Inscriptome: Virus as a Visual Instrument
Orkan Telhan and Dietmar Offenhuber on viruses as recording agents.
Strelka Institute Presents The Terraforming 2021
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New Genres of Being for the Mitigation of Ecocide
Terence Sharpe on the need to divert the interests of the global financial system towards green energy.
The 27 Doors of Future Architecture Rooms
Visit a new digital space where leading European architecture institutions and organizations share statements about their future work and reflections on this extraordinary contemporary condition.
26.08, The Revenge of the Real
Protocols for the Phase Transition: Towards New Alliances
A.S.T. offers tools to build strategic alliances, defining new terms of engagement between systems and societies.
On False Dichotomy of Traditional & Modern in Islamic Architecture
An excerpt from an interview with architect and scholar Ziad Jamaleddine.
17.08, The Revenge of the Real
Deep Timescales of Our Most Urgent Crises
Cristina Parreño Alonso on “time lessons” from the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.