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Rem Koolhaas on Identity and Conformity in the Digital City

10 days ago   |   By Arch Daily

Rem Koolhaas in Venice. Still from REM.. Image © Tomas Koolhaas
As identity-based politics continues to grow in influence, we may do well to examine the effect it has on the way we think about and design our cities. In a recent interview with the Washington Post , Rem Koolhaas discusses these changes - and how they mark an evolution from the generic city concept he introduced in S,M,L, XL. “... I said postmodernism would be the style of the generic city. We can see that this sensibility anticipated and preceded today's fuller reassertion of identity but still in the global context. ...It...
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