In summer 2018, Amsterdam appointed eight-year-old Lotta Crok to the position of the first ever Junior Bicycle Mayor. According to her senior colleague Katelijne Boerma, they work in synergy and “it’s important that adult professionals help children to implement ideas that would be good for the city and the whole country." What are the main goals set by the duo? In this episode, Katelijne outlines the story behind famous image of Amsterdam, dives into the most common threats to the development of bicycle lanes, and shares tips on moving towards a cycling society.
The lecture took place at Strelka in 2019 as part of "Look Who's Talking" Conference organised by Strelka Institute and the Polytechnic Museum. Watch the video lecture and browse the archive of Strelka events: https://stre.lk/M60Q
The technology of AI & Robotics is getting more and more intelligent and autonomous. How do we keep control over it? In this episode, Filippo Santoni de Sio, Associate Professor in Philosophy at TU Delft, covers the following:
3:02 — The definition of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
5:35 — Old-school technologies vs the latest ones. What's the difference?
8:33 — Ways in which humans lose control over AI, starting with the power shift in favour of those who have access to all the data. Cambridge Analytica scandal flashback.
11:54 — We all fear losing a job to AI. Is technology capable of replacing us? Which jobs are to stay no matter what? Filippo suggests reading "The Rise of the Robots" by Martin Ford.
17:57 — Sorry, computer says NO. How is AI already making decisions for people? Accountability gap definition.
22:06 — As close as it gets to "The Terminator." Is technology physically harming us? Responsibility gap definition.
This lecture was recorded during Strelka 2020 Live, a series of our Public Program online events streamed on Strelka’s YouTube channel. Watch Filippo's video lecture: https://stre.lk/0n5i
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Pentagram defines itself as "a multi-disciplinary, independently owned design studio". Founded in 1972 by five partners, it still remains an example of a successful non-vertical business structure allowing four generations of designers to work under one roof. In this episode, NY-based Pentagram partner Natasha Jen talks about the origins of this "designer's republic", the decision-making process with no CEO, and the examples of fellow studios with different structures.
Studios mentioned: Landor, Lippincott, Wolffolins, Pentagram, Superunion
People mentioned: Colin Forbes, Alan Fletcher, Mervyn Kurlansky, Theo Crosby, Kenneth Grange
Watch the rest of the lecture with some examples of Natasha's work within Pentagram: https://stre.lk/quyH
Nick Srnicek is a Canadian writer, academic, lecturer in digital economy at King's College London, and The Terraforming expert at Strelka. He is the author of Platform Capitalism (Polity, 2016) and co-author of Inventing the Future (Verso, 2015 with Alex Williams). In this episode, Nick is interviewed by Valentin Diaconov, a Moscow-based curator and art critic. They sit down to talk about the future of work, wage labor, and the most successful experiments with basic income.
There is just one day left to join The Terraforming design research program! Find out more and apply: https://theterraforming.strelka.com
How can you stay mentally healthy and emotionally stable in the age of a total lack of stability? What are the ways to remain open and curious in today’s media climate? Do you rely on yourself or on the collective that surrounds you? In this episode we share a lecture by Brendan McGetrick, an independent writer, curator, designer, and former studio director at Strelka, in which he suggests the collaboration of two (The Duo) as a survival strategy by giving examples of Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir, Walter Gropius & Johannes Itten, and many more.
Watch the full lecture on Strelka’s YouTube channel: https://stre.lk/Wl9j
Setha M. Low, professor in environmental psychology and author of the bestselling Strelka Press book 'On The Plaza' studies how cultural, social, political, and economic relations shape public spaces. In this lecture, Setha talks about the methodologies that urban anthropologists use in their research (e.g. REAP — Rapid Ethnographic Assessment Procedure) and outlines the most common threats to public space such as securitization, surveillance, and the exclusion of particular groups of people.
This lecture took place at Strelka in 2019 as part of the international conference “Urban Inequalities vs. Urban Inclusion.” To watch the full lecture, visit Strelka’s YouTube channel: https://stre.lk/EfFb
Buy Setha’s book in Russian with international shipping: https://stre.lk/oCfE
What kind of cultural theory would be adequate for the age of climate disturbances, technological shifts, and large-scale infrastructures? In this episode, Jussi Parikka, a media theorist and author of 'Geology of Media', talks about the materiality of media, slow environmental violence, and the way to apply his theory to The Terraforming.
Design research program The Terraforming is a three-year (2020–2022) initiative of the Strelka Institute, directed by Benjamin H. Bratton. Each program cycle runs for 5 months and brings together a group of 30 interdisciplinary researchers in Moscow. Application period for the spring of 2021 is open till November 10, for more information visit our website: https://theterraforming.strelka.com
Art director, illustrator, and concept designer for such titles as "Ghost in the Shell", "Captain Marvel" and "Assassin's Creed" Ash Thorp develops a storyline through his work process, dwells on his favourite tools for animation and 3D-renderings, shares tips on self-organisation and destroys the myth of creative block. Books Ash mentions: "Mastery" by Robert Green, "Eat That Frog" by Brian Tracy, "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield, "Damn Good Advice" by George Lois, "Manage Your Day to Day" by 99U.
The lecture took place at Strelka in 2019 as part of "In Other Worlds" annual event series. To watch the full lecture followed by discussion with Liam Young and Mike Hill visit Strelka Institute YouTube channel: https://stre.lk/hg8O
The term 'millennials' was invented by a pair of American marketing professionals. Many of the propagators of the worst millennial stereotypes (lazy, entitled, fragile) are marketers with a financial incentive to invoke base passions. Malcolm Harris, author of ‘Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials’, explores other angles of approach to generational analysis. Who are millennials as workers? What are the similarities and differences across national borders and regions? Why are millennials more anxious and depressed than older cohorts? And what does all of this have to do with education?
The lecture took place at Strelka in 2018.
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