- Институт «Стрелка»
- Strelka Press
Strelka will inhabit part of the MUDE Design and Fashion Museum with an installation about the institute’s role in Moscow and its place in a global discourse. Featuring its publishing arm, Strelka Press, the exhibition will explore the notion of Moscow as a crossroads for critical thinking about cities and design.
Inspired by Edge City, the architectural photographer Ludwig Abache has recreated Justin McGuirk’s journey around São Paulo through a series of Google Streetview images.
Six weeks ago the architect, critic (and Strelka author) Sam Jacob inaugurated an “opinion” column for design website Dezeen. With Jacob’s first three articles now published, what can be gleaned about the work of opinion in the age of digital reproduction?
I caught up with Rory McGrath, from graphic design practise OK-RM, to talk to him about work for the Strelka Institute and Strelka Press, which has been nominated for the 2013 Design Museum Design of the Year award.
Strelka Press, as you know, publishes in English and Russian. And now we have four new Russian titles to add to our list. Our aim is to both promote English-language authors by making them accessible to a Russian audience, and to make Russian texts available in English. For the moment, the most recent Russian-language titles remain untranslated. However, with this bilingual objective in mind, we thought we would at least provide an edited translation of some of the blog posts that appeared recently on our Russian-language blog, as a means of introducing the authors, their work, and making the scope of Strelka Press more transparent.
Several months ago Strelka Press launched its first seven titles on iBooks, the Apple bookstore service. This was an expansion from the Amazon platform, where our publications have been available since May. This now means that Strelka Press is a truly cross-platform publishing house, accessible on a vast range of e-reading devices (including the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and others).
Strelka recently took part in the Designers & Books Fair 2012 in New York. The Fair targeted the professional publishing community and authors writing on topics related to design and architecture. At the fair, Strelka Press presented range of e-books and Justin McGuirk, the director of Strelka’s English language publishing programme, participated in two public forums about the contemporary architecture criticism and the future of the publishing industry.
Between 31 October and 4 November, the Strelka Institute is presenting its publications at the Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair. This year marks the sixth occasion on which Russia’s leading regional literature fair has been held. The Fair has shown itself to be a good means of promoting Moscow-based publications and new reading formats in Russia’s provincial regions.