It was just announced that OMA + AMO will collaborate with Strelka, a postgraduate school for media, architecture and design in Moscow. The new school is launching an educational program where a select group of students will work intensely and innovatively on a series of themes aimed to reshape Russia’s current role in the world. In an attempt to raise the ambition of the creative industries in Russia, the institute will challenge students with a variety of projects. The students will guided by the expertise of both Russian and international creative leaders. More about the collaboration after the break.
The president of Strelka, Ilya Oskolkov-Tsentsiper, explained, “The scale of challenges facing Russia requires a new generation of architects and designers to deal with them. We are delighted to collaborate with AMO and Rem Koolhaas, who have talent, will and experience on a level required by the task.” To aid Strelka, OMA + AMO will provide the framework for these creative investigations. Koolhaas has continued to be interested in Russia and will now play a vital role in shaping the next generation of architects, “I’m fascinated that my longstanding interest in Russia can now take the form of an involvement in education…”