With the video interview series Repairing the future, BOZAR wants to give a new impetus to thinking about the future by giving a platform to scientists, artists and thinkers from different fields. Economics, ecology, mobility, architecture are all covered, as well as beauty and solace. In this episode Laura Herman and Christophe Van Gerrewey talk to the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
Conversation in English, no subtitles.
Rem Koolhaas (°1944) is a Dutch architect and urbanist and the co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA and established connections between contemporary society and architecture. Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University where he conducts the “Project on the City”. For the Guggenheim museum in New York he made Countryside, The Future, an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues.
“I have an almost mystical faith in Europe as a continent that is able to adapt in an intelligent way to a new environment and to new challenges.”
“In the middle of the 20th century, every politician had a clear definition of the countryside. In our neoliberal age, questions prevail.”
An initiative of BOZAR, Knack en Le Soir.
In collaboration with: A+ Architecture in Belgium, VUB redelijk eigenzinnig, VUB Crosstalks.