The New Normal
During this evening, Bratton will discuss why “the normal” is contested at this historical moment, and how interdisciplinary urban design provides models, not only of what it is now, but of what it should become. The New Normal focuses on research and design for the city and explores the opportunities posed by emerging technologies for interdisciplinary design practices. For us, urbanism spans the immediate experience of the embedded sensor and interface to the panoramic scope of planetary-scale infrastructures. Urban design projects include spatial plans, but the Strelka program also emphasizes strategy, cinema and software. Bratton will also discuss the final projects from Year One and he will be joined by Strelka alumni.
About Benjamin Bratton
Benjamin Bratton is a sociological, media, design theorist and author based in California. He is the Education Programme Director at Strelka Institute, as well as a Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Center for Design at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Professor of Digital Design at The European Graduate School and Visiting Faculty at SCI_Arc. He has recently published two books about design theory, strategy and fiction.
About Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design is a non-profit educational institution in Moscow, Russia, founded in 2009. The institute promotes positive changes and creates new ideas and values through its educational activities.
Designing the New Normal
Free entrance. Please do not RSVP anymore, we reached the maximum capacity.
Friday September 8, 19:30 - 21:30
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam