fieldtrips.strelka.com collects the impressions of field trips that students from Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow have been undertaken over the years, beginning with Hong Kong in 2010, Tokyo in 2011 and Shanghai in 2012.
The goal of Strelka’s fieldtrips is to provide an opportunity to dive into other cultures, to get a feel for the urban experience across scales in a new environment, to get a view of the infrastructure, society, local economy and culture of the fieldtrip’s destination, and also as an opportunity for intellectual exchange with host institutes and local partners. Being very subjective and unique, this experience reflects the learning practices and multidisciplinary approach of Strelka, especially in the context of a global city.
This year, 2012, the students have chosen the destination, proposed and defended the budget for the trip, and proposed a programme and itinerary. For the trip to Shanghai, our impressions and observations of the city were broadcasted via this site in real-time. And on our return to Moscow, the reports, interviews, photo essays and articles were completed.