Trans-urbanism: getting Wigley with it

Colombia University Professor of Architecture, NZer Mark Wigley bemoans the divide between theory and practice at a Rotterdam symposium to debate the future of the city. Sharing the hustings with Rem Koolhaas, Edward Soja and Scott Lash, Wigley opines that architects see themselves as “friendly aliens … giving plans which will solve everything … and zoom they’re gone”. Wigley is one of the foremost architectural theorists and critics of his generation, credited with deconstructing the discipline: getting the builders thinking about the map view and as much as the built object.


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Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Aucklander Benee, otherwise known as Stella Bennett, who claimed four Tūīs at this year’s Vodafone Music Awards, talked to Billboard’s Gab Ginsberg in the United States recently about her latest EP,…