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.”