Urbanism, Architecture, Creative
Research, and Participatory Learning

Urbanism, Architecture, Creative
Research, and Participatory Learning

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design

June 26, 2012
Urbanism, Architecture, Creative Research, and Participatory Learning

Apply to the Strelka Institute in Moscow

Enrollment deadline: 1 August 2012


Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design is an international educational project with a curriculum designed by Rem Koolhaas/AMO. Strelka provides one year research-based education, as well as hosts a variety of public lectures, seminars, and workshops at its campuses in downtown Moscow, consults on urban development and publishes books on urbanism, design, media, and architecture.

Strelka’s 9-month educational program is in English and has a special focus on the city. Students are encouraged to work on projects, merging cross-disciplinary research and integrated design and focusing on one of the four or five themes that explore diverse perspectives on the city and vary year by year. In the past, these themes included Preservation, Public Space, Thinning, Urban Culture, Hinterland, Megacity, and others.

Strelka is consistently looking for post-graduates and young professionals under 35 from anywhere in the world with the right drive to make positive change happen, which requires curiosity and conceptual thinking, teamwork and self responsibility, energy and risk taking, visualization and articulation skills. Higher education and fluency in English are a must!

We promote diversity and welcome applicants of all professions but have a strong interest in students with background in architecture, urbanism, and design. We fast-track applicants with work experience (>2 years) and we are particularly interested in students who demonstrate great initiative through extra-curricular activities. Applying to Strelka is about challenging your own ideas of what education should be. Strelka is not accredited and does not offer a state diploma. What it does offer is a unique opportunity for those interested to be involved in the projects that change the landscape of cities anywhere in the world and who want to turn their interest into their calling.

To apply
Enrollment deadline is 1 August 2012.

To apply, please submit online the following materials:
1. A completed application form
2. A portfolio with max 10 projects or research work (pdf)
3. A certificate confirming English proficiency (unless you are a native speaker)
4. A copy of your university diploma
5. A letter of recommendation from a former employer or internship coordinator

Please check out the application form online for detailed description of the applications materials.

During the 2010–2012 school years a remarkable group of people taught at Strelka: OMA founder Rem Koolhaas, writer and director Michael Schindhelm, architect Farshid Moussavi, senior editors of Abitare and Domus Joseph Grima and Stefano Boeri, a founder of Hyper Island David Erixon, MIT’s Carlo Ratti, and others.

There are no tuition fees for the program; all students receive stipends.
You can find a detailed description of the program and the application process here.

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