Rem Koolhaas, OMA started with a short keynote and was joined by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Galleries for a conversation about migration and the change in rural areas.
Rem Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University where he conducts the Project on the City, a research program investigating the world's changing urban conditions.
• change of cities starting from the 1940's
• harvesting area in middle of USA and Canada - it’s simple art
• an armada of incredible machinery, expensive, to be affordable needs to be running 24 hours, …
• impact of digitization on rural landscapes - new perspectives
• digital working farmers - a symbol for agriculture in the digital age
• technically created agriculture can be more interesting what architect built the last 20 years
• showcasing sublime photos from pure technology artifacts architecture has not been able to deliver in the last 20 years
Rem Koolhaas in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist
• migration, exodus to the city
• obsessions for the cities he has really neglected the countryside - so he went to Siberia
• found the changes of a little Swiss village in the mountains interesting and the climate change
• research of countryside, near Nevada, server farms and rectangles