Category Archives: OSU//The Interviews

OSU//The Interviews//Paul Goldberger


About a month ago, I had the chance to meet Paul Goldberger, whose extensive career includes a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism while being architecture critic at The New York Times, position he later held at The New Yorker, and Dean of the Parsons School of Design in New York. He is also author of several books, including “Why Architecture Matters” and the biography of Frank Gehry: “Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry”, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf this coming September.

An interesting conversation that brought up issues related with architecture and education, criticism, technology and social media, giving as a result the third installment of the series OSU//Interviews:

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OSU//The Interviews//Andrés Jaque


To continue with the series OSU//Interviews, I would like to introduce Andrés Jaque, architect founder of the Office for Political Innovation, Advanced Design Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation GSAPP Columbia University and Visiting Professor at Princeton School of Architecture. He has recently being awarded with the silver lion to the best research project at the 14th Venice Biennale with the work entitled: “SALES ODDITY. Milano2 and the Politics of Direct-To-Home TV Urbanism”.

His work explores the potential of post-foundational politics and symmetrical approaches to the sociology of technology to rethink architectural practices, a topic very related with the scope of interest of this blog. As an architect currently active in the professional and the academic world, his point of view will be a great addition to the blog’s open discussions:

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OSU//The Interviews//Saskia Sassen


For the first of the series OSU//Interviews, I invited Saskia Sassen, Columbia University. Throughout her books and articles, she treats topics related with globalization and the future of cities, use of new technologies and networked territories.

Her work is related in many ways with Architecture and Urbanism, and this interview will try to point out those relationships. Her definition of an Open Source Urbanism is what triggered the beginning of this blog, and is an honour to have her as the inaugurator of the Interviews section of the blog:

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OSU//The Interviews


In its aim of analyzing current problems that the field of Architecture is going through and exploring its possible solutions, Open Source Urbanism Blog opens a new section: OSU//The Interviews.

Through experiences from different people related in one way or another to the field, we will try to create together a picture of impressions on the future of the city from the current generation of professionals.

With the collaboration of Renowned and Young Architects, Academics, Critics, Sociologists, Artists, Planners… The Interviews will address some of the topics treated in the blog so far applied to their expertise: Bottom Up Planning, Collective Architecture, Open Source Strategies, Architecture Critics in Social Media…

An exciting new section that hopefully you will enjoy reading as much as I do writing it.

Stay tuned!