Tom’s cannon fodder
Re-ignited research material. French Grad / Architectural Theory Masters grad / grasping the PhD nettle. Interest stems from theory work done in Post Structuralism and consequent trends in architecture. Set aside my research for a number of years. Worked in refugee law: now back.
Key research interests have included Urbanism, Koolhas, Tschumi, obviously Derrida, Foucault, Heidegger, Genet, Bataille – awe full mix !
However having worked in a refugee setting I find on reflection that these guys have the capacity to articulate relevant questions on a continent (Europe) where walls are being re-erected.
The Irrational Exuberance of Rem Koolhaas
The architect’s career embodies the inevitable contradictions in trying to marry art and capitalism, radicalism and pragmatism, icon-making and city-making.