Strelka Press is a digital-first publisher of new writing on architecture, design and the city. Reviving the essay as a popular form, we publish critical writing in digital and print editions.

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New Release

THE EPIC STRUGGLE OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS
by BRUCE STERLING

If the hype is to be believed then the next big thing is the Internet of Things. But is it what you think it is? In this piercing and provocative essay, Bruce Sterling tells the story of an idea that just won’t go away because there’s too much money to be made and a whole world to control. Read more

New Release

THE DESIGN OF SCARCITY
by JON GOODBUN, MICHAEL KLEIN,
ANDREAS RUMPFHUBER & JEREMY TILL

Scarcity pervades political discourse; it shapes our reading of the economy and the environment. But it is not just the inevitable result of growth and resource exploitation. Scarcity is constructed daily through the creation of desire – it is designed. Read more