The Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design “Shukhov Lab” is a research department at the Faculty of Urban and Regional Development. It brings together HSE’s expertise in social and economic studies, Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism academic knowledge in spatial planning, urban zoning, and urban studies, and the practical experience of urban transformations of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona. The Laboratory’s activities aim to foster innovation in urban planning and development that take into account the new economic trends and city practices related to the advanced use of information technology and promote positive change in Moscow and other Russian cities.
On 1 and 2 February students from Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Voronezh took part in Shukhov Lab Winter School ‘Face recognition in the city’. Within two days participants with Architecture, Urban Informatics, Sociology and Social Informatics, Soil Science, Political Science and Economics backgrounds created face recognition spoofing tool.
In December 2019, Shukhov Lab – the HSE Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design – is turning three years old. For its anniversary, it has set up a gallery with collages depicting future images of Moscow. Before the close of this year, the Moscow-2050 project goes toShenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in China.
Alumni of the master's programme ‘Prototyping future cities’ presented her project at Russian architectural biennale in Kazan
Daria Klimova, a graduate of the international master's programme ‘Prototyping future cities’ and a fellow of the grant of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, presented the concept of revitalizing the territory of the ‘Santekhpribor’ industrial enterprise at the II Russian Youth Architectural Biennale in Kazan.
On October 21 in Skolkovo, within the framework of the Open Innovations forum, Vicente Guallart took part in a panel discussion on the topic ‘Technologies as a brand. How does a city become a superstar?’
On October 21, the chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov and the head of Shukhov Lab Vicente Guallart, delivered the introductory lecture of the ‘Moscow 2050’ workshop in the laboratory. Within two weeks the selected participants of the workshop together with students of the Master's programme ‘Prototyping future cities’, will develop a vision of Moscow 2050 for the pavilion at the Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2019 in Shenzhen.
Anna Berti Suman, PhD candidate from the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University and Visiting Researcher at the European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC) recently spent a week at HSE’s Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism as a Visiting Lecturer. Anna led two seminars and participated in a public round table on ‘Law, Data and the City’. HSE News Service spoke with her about her seminars, the round table, and her impressions of Moscow.
Shukhov Lab opened applications for participation in Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2019 in Shenzhen
Do you want to participate in the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2019? Do you want to imagine the future of Moscow? The HSE Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design Shukhov Lab together with the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow invite students, young architects and designers to apply for the International workshop curated by chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov and ex-chief architect of Barcelona Vicente Guallart.
This year, the first cohort of the international master’s programme ‘Prototyping Future Cities’ earned their degrees. Among those graduating with honors was architect Anna Budnikova, who invented a unique technology to reinforce karst sinkholes with fungal spores.
This July, St. Petersburg and Moscow hosted Geek Picnic, the popular science festival for lovers of science and cutting-edge technology. This year HSE University became an official partner of the event. Festival guests got to see the recent projects of HSE professors, students, and graduates as well as attend lectures by leading HSE experts.
‘Prototyping future cities’ graduates and fellows of the grant of the president of the Republic of Tatarstan addressed the authorities of Moscow and Tatarstan in Zaryadye park at the Moscow Urban Forum.