"Damn the Masters' Plan!" is a talk by Wouter Vanstiphout on the street protest movements from Detroit in the 1960s to Paris in 2005 to London in 2011. The speaker analyses the complex correlation between certain types of urban development and the deeply rooted discontent of the citizens.
About Wouter Vanstiphout
Wouter Vanstiphout is a historian of architecture and a co-founder of the Crimson Architectural Historians collective based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of the Reflection team of VROM, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment and serves on the board of SKOR, Foundation Art and Public Space in Amsterdam. Since 2009, Wouter is a professor of Design as Politics at the Delft University of Technology. His recent research deals with protests and the way they are shaped by architecture and urban environment.
About Strelka Talks
Strelka Talks is a new project launched by Strelka education team. Over the academic year prominent speakers from various fields are invited to make a 30 minute video talk on critically important topics concerning contemporary cities and urban development. After the video is upoloaded on the website and becomes available to the general public, the students get a chance to meet the speaker for a longer and more profound real time conversation at Strelka.
Strelka talks curator: Anastassia Smirnova;
Project manager: Evgeniya Pospelova;
Video director: Anna Titovets;
Camera: Irina Goryainova
New Futures Adrift - Presentations on the future of architectural practice by Wouter Vanstiphout (Crimson), Reinier de Graaf (AMO) and Sandra Kaji O'Grady (University of Sydney), followed by a panel discussion hosted by Rory Hyde and Arjen Oosterman (Volume).
This debate occurred at the combined book launch of Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture by Rory Hyde, Volume magazine #32 'Centers Adrift', and New Order catalogue, edited by Rory Hyde and Katja Novitskova.
Lower Manhattan’s 60 Hudson Street is one of the world’s most concentrated hubs of Internet connectivity. This short documentary peeks inside, offering a glimpse of the massive material infrastructure that makes the Internet possible.
Written and edited by Ben Mendelsohn
Shot and animated by Alex Chohlas-Wood
Featuring interviews with Stephen Graham, Saskia Sassen, Dave Timmes of Telx, Rich Miller of datacenterknowledge.com, Stephen Klenert of Atlantic Metro Communications, and Josh Wallace of the City of Palo Alto Utilities.