Urbanism Reloaded: Empowering the Countryside
When mobility is changing, cities are changing. Architect Rem Koolhaas – founder of OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) – is known as a visionary, always ahead of his times.
In this DLD All Stars talk, Koolhaas expands upon the ideas presented in his Guggenheim exhibition “Countryside. The Future”. While Koolhaas may be best known as an urbanist who has transformed the skylines of cities around the globe, here he explains why – and how – rural areas could soon see a renaissance.
Renowned architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas co-founded OMA in 1979 with several partners. He directed the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, is a professor at Harvard University, and curated Countryside: The Future (2020), an exhibition about the non-urban areas around the globe, that opened in 2020 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.