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.
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.
Within two weeks 20 students will fabricate a full-scale prototype of an interactive object and present it at the popular science festival Geek Picnic 2019 in Moscow
Anna Budnikova, graduate of the GSU Master’s programme ‘Prototyping future cities’ and finalist of the Biodesign Challenge 2019, will present her project ‘Mycokarst: New Generation of Self-healing Urban Materials Based on Fungal Spores’ in New York.
On June 10 and 11 students of the Master's programme presented their dissertations to the international state examination committee.
Starting February 14, HSE will offer a unique interdisciplinary online project ‘Megacities of the Future’ on Webinar.ru platform. The webinars will run over the course of 13 weeks with one lecture a week. One of the lecturers, Benito Juarez, the founder of the first Fab Lab in South America and the Latin America Fab Lab Network, has told us about the project and has also talked about contemporary trends in architecture, urbanism, and sociology.