What is the Strelka Institute?
Strelka is a non-governmental institute with an experimental approach, offering a multidisciplinary academic programme. Student research and design at Strelka is always focused on the City, but the research tools used can be adopted from various disciplines, including sociology, economics, architecture, political and cultural studies. Education at Strelka is free of charge and all students receive a monthly scholarship (39 200 rub monthly) that covers living costs.
The programme is project-based, each year taking a different format - previously students were allocated to research topics and studios. This year participants of the course work on a theme of ‘Hybrid Urbanism’, forming groups and projects independently through Strelka’s educational process.
Architects and researchers from top companies like AMO, McKinsey, MIT, Hyper Island, The Why Factory, the ‘Meganom’ Bureau, Alexander Brodsky, Arch Daily and many others have taught, given lectures and consulted students at Strelka.
Since 2012, Strelka has been listed among DOMUS magazine’s top-100 best European Architecture and Design schools. Strelka has also been rated as one of the best spaces for learning by World Architects on-line magazine.
Strelka aspires to create a better future that largely depends on the development of human capital. Strelka graduates go on to collaborate with city administrations and are employed in various government departments and agencies, such as the Russian Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Transport; they head architectural competitions and work for Russian and international architectural firms (AMO, Herzog&De Meuron, Bureau ‘Meganom’, Wowhaus, Alexander Brodsky); they are also to be found contributing to key online and offline media as authors and experts as well as writing books.
Strelka alumni is growing in size and influence, and this year’s class will expand its reach.