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Art & Design: Rem Koolhaas/OMA in Conversation: On Progress

To coincide with OMA/Progress, a major exhibition now showing at the Barbican based on the work and ideas of ground breaking architectural firm OMA, founding partner Rem Koolhaas gave a talk last Thursday evening to a sold out audience. 

Introduced by the show’s organizer as a “radical and inspirational ideas machine”, Koolhaas’s lecture explored his assessment of the modern condition, providing a fascinating insight into his observations, questions and thoughts that spanned a range of different sociological, philosophical and political areas. Witty and brutal, the talk was inspirational and incredibly thought provoking, ideas discussed touched on some of the themes seen in Koolhaas’s recent publication, Project Japan as well as his buildings and strategies for the office.

The OMA exhibition is on at the Barbican, London until February 19th, 2012 – Ellie Hay

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