Sorry I keep re-posting other people’s work, but if I find it interesting or inspirational, I believe it’s worth it.

Here is a lecture by Zaha Hadid at Columbia University (2011). I especially enjoyed the Q&A session in the end, specifically the last 10-11 minutes, which could be published as a manifesto (as Mark Wigley also remarks in the very end of the lecture). I enjoyed seeing the intelligent side of Zaha, as opposed to the “woman designer” or “dragon-lady-boss” images so often broadcast.



A very refreshing joint lecture by Shohei Shigematsu of OMA and Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG. An almost unique opportunity to see two different architects from two different offices present, discuss and critique each other’s work on a common stage – a live antithesis to Rem Koolhaas’s recent critique that there is no coherent architectural community or culture, and that all architects do lately – is compete. Bjarke humorous and lively, and Shohei quiet, critical and thoughtful – as ever. Highly recommended!