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Tom Ryan


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.

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    The Irrational Exuberance of Rem Koolhaas

    Places Journal

    The architect’s career embodies the inevitable contradictions in trying to marry art and capitalism, radicalism and pragmatism, icon-making and city-making.

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