Lectures





Foresight in Hindsight - A History of Predictions
Reinier de Graaf

Reinier de Graaf presents Foresight in Hindsight: a history of predictions, describing how the patterns of past predictions could inform us about the future. The work was initially developed in the context of a studio directed by Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird at the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design in 2013.

 

Watch the full lecture here

To see the database of predictions (or even upload your own!) please visit www.foresightinhindsight.com

TED x Hamburg, Germany, 4 June 2013



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Public Works - Architecture by Civil Servants
Reinier de Graaf

On the occasion of the second opening of Public Works, Reinier de Graaf lectures on the phenomenon of Civil Servant Architects in the 1960s and 1970s in Western Europe.  The Exhibition first appeared in Venice at the 13th Architecture Biennale, and in Spring of 2013 was re-sited to ST AGNES in Berlin, a former Church which features as one of the buildings in the exhibition itself. Watch the full lecture here.


The Netherlands Embassy, Berlin , 7 March 2013
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Megalopoli(tic)s
Reinier de Graaf

OMA-partner Reinier de Graaf gave a lecture at the Berlage Institute on Megalopoli(tic)s.

De Graaf started by arguing that thinking big is compulsory when thinking about 'the green cause'. One needs to think in a global context, like Buckminster Fuller did with his Spaceship Earth (1968) and Doxiades' global Ecumenopolis city (1967). By showing different mappings of urban growth, De Graaf showed that the Ecumenoplis is, in fact, not that far way. These developments take place, not in the old Western metropolitan areas, but in the megacities of the South and(Far-)East.


Netherlands, Rotterdam , 19 April 2012
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Short List
Shohei Shigematsu

OMA partner Sho Shigematsu starts this lecture by asking if a competition is a form of transperency or a form of abuse? Shigematsu answer this question by sharing some OMA competition stories...


Canada, Montreal , 16 March 2012
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Making Milstein Hall
Shohei Shigematsu

OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu presents 'Making Milstein Hall' at the opening of Milstein Hall at Cornell Unversity in Ithaca, New York.

Watch 'Making Milstein Hall' here.


Abbey and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Ithaca , 10 March 2012
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On Generations
Shohei Shigematsu

Shohei Shigematsu, partner in charge of OMA's operations in the Americas, talks to his former OMA colleague Bjarke Ingels, now director of Copenhagen architecture office BIG, about their architectural contemporaries and generational inheritance.


Barbican Centre, London , 16 February 2012
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Sustainability & Energy grids on a global scale
Reinier de Graaf

Global exchange of energy, waste, materials and the production of renewables. Solar collectors in the desert and offshore wind farms to generate the global energy demand in a sustainable way. OMA's Reinier de Graaf shows how our world can be made sustainable.


NAi, Rotterdam , 9 February 2012
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On Bank
Ellen van Loon

OMA partner Ellen van Loon talks about the designing and building of the new building for Rothschild Bank in the City of London.


Barbican Centre, London , 26 January 2012
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On London
Reinier de Graaf
Director of AMO and partner in charge of several projects in London (as well as Russia and Europe), Reinier de Graaf talks with architectural writer and Deputy Chair of the Design Council, Paul Finch, about the extreme difficulties of building in the capital.

Barbican Centre, London , 8 December 2011
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Hyper-Density
Reinier de Graaf

OMA partner de Graaf speaks at the Urban Age Hong Kong Conference on the rapid growth of cities in the developing world and the shift of power in urbanization from the public to the private sector. De Graaf asks if we are now in need of a new form of planning: megalopolitics.


Urban Age, Hong Kong , 16 November 2011
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Speed in Architecture
David Gianotten
Together with David Tseng of Taiwan National Chiao Tung University, Gianotten discusses the nature of building in Asia.
Barbican Centre, London , 27 October 2011
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Works in Asia
David Gianotten
Invited by the the Indonesian Institute of Architects and jongArsitek!, Gianotten, partner in charge of OMA Asia, describes OMA's current projects in the region for an audience of 500 Indonesian architects and students (starts at 2.24).


Jakarta , 20 June 2011
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Paradigm Shift
Reinier de Graaf
On the growth of cities and our attempts to rank them; at this year's PICNIC conference, Reinier de Graaf discusses the "livability" rankings of global cities, and the blatant shortcomings and blindspots in the criteria used to construct these increasingly popular indices. In a world no longer defined by a dominant West, livability rankings represent the frustrations of aging nations, a final futile attempt to assert superiority over urban conditions they no longer understand or control. Citing a booming Lagos, a decaying Detroit, and the increasingly heterogenous cities of Essen and Birmingham, de Graaf discusses the 21st century evolution of the city, and the new modes of planning and analysis that are needed.

 


Amsterdam , 23 September 2010
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Navigating Modernization
Rem Koolhaas
On the tools and inventions of modernity.
American University of Beirut , 17 May 2010
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Creative London
Reinier de Graaf
Presentation at BBC White City on the Vision for Creative London from a Masterplanner's perspective

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TEDx presentation Roadmap 2050
Reinier de Graaf
Roadmap 2050 presentation at TEDx Rotterdam

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Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe
Reinier de Graaf
AMO's conceptualization and visualization of Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe.
Brussels , 13 April 2010
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Simplicity™
Reinier de Graaf
Manifesto for Simplicity™
Serpentine Gallery Manifesto Marathon , 19 October 2008
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Lagos: infrastructure and improvisation
Rem Koolhaas and Bregtje van der Haak
A discussion on Koolhaas's research with the Harvard Project on the City on Lagos, Nigeria.
Rotterdam , 5 July 2002
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The Hermitage: Masterplan 2014
Rem Koolhaas
Presentation on OMA*AMO's ongoing collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum: a modernization project based not on architectural addition or renovation, but on the elucidation of its existing contemporary potential.
State Hermitage Museum
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Dubai: from judgment to analysis
Rem Koolhaas
Lecture on OMA's engagement in the Gulf and the effect of the economic crisis on the region.
Sharjah Biennial , 17 March 2011
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Sustainability: advancement vs. apocalypse
Rem Koolhaas
Keynote lecture on two strands of thinking in sustainability: advancement vs. apocalypse.
Ecological Urbanism Conference
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On Al Manakh 2

Rem Koolhaas and Todd Reisz

On Al Manakh 2, at Columbia University GSAPP
New York
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On Hold
Reinier de Graaf
On Hold, at the British School at Rome
Rome , 4 May 2011
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Progress
Rem Koolhaas
Progress, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Ithaca , 20 October 2011
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Shohei Shigematsu lectures in Quebec
Shohei Shigematsu
OMA' partner and director of the New York office, lectures in Quebec City on architectural thinking in the financial crisis, and OMA's design for a new building for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
University Laval School of Architecture's 2010-2011 conference series
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Super Specific
Shohei Shigematsu

, 11 November 2010
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