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Profiles and interviews

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Interview with Kate RaworthSubscription

12 September, 2019

The author of Doughnut Economics ruminates on the urgent question of how we might meet the needs of all people, within the means of the planet

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Interview with Elizabeth GroszSubscription

3 May, 2019

The AR talks to the philosopher, theorist, and author of Architecture from the Outside about boundaries, representation, and the thickness of the ‘in-between’

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Hélène Binet: ‘I am interested in making you dream about the place’VideoSubscription

29 March, 2019

Winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2019, photographer Hélène Binet talks dreams, Zaha Hadid and photography you can hold in your hands following the Women in Architecture awards in March

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Sheila O'Donnell: ‘Of course I think of London as part of the EU’VideoSubscription

29 March, 2019

Sheila O’Donnell, founding director of O’Donnell + Tuomey alongside John Tuomey, talks Brexit, Irish architecture, and ‘damn fine women painters’, after winning Architect of the Year at the Women in Architecture awards 2019

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Xu Tiantian: ‘The buildings are not iconic – they're more quiet’VideoSubscription

29 March, 2019

Xu Tiantian, founder of DnA (Design and Architecture), talks about acupuncture, ancient Chinese building techniques and rejecting icons after winning the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture at the Women in Architecture awards 2019

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Elizabeth Diller: ‘Trump is producing an activist generation’VideoSubscription

8 March, 2019

Winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2019, Elizabeth Diller, co-founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, talks Trump, High Lines and the state of American architecture when we catch her at the Women in Architecture awards in March 2019

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Interview with Irma BoomSubscription

16 January, 2019

The AR talks to the Dutch graphic designer and specialist bookmaker about the relationship between books, buildings and architecture, about the value of print in a digital world – and reading in bed.

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Interview with Lars MüllerSubscription

10 January, 2019

The AR talks to this heavyweight publisher of books on art, architecture and design – about self-publishing, saying no, and commitment to the book

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‘Architecture is sick but not totally dead’: Jean Nouvel on disasters, criticism and the future of architectureSubscription

2 November, 2018

As his most recent tower, La Marseillaise, is inaugurated on Marseille’s seafront, Nouvel talks about the death of architectural criticism, taking pleasure in problems and why the future of architecture is not architectural

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Madelon Vriesendorp: ‘There's a “coming out of hiding”’VideoSubscription

18 April, 2018

Winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2018, Madelon Vriesendorp talks Lina Bo Bardi, bitches and cosmic jackets following the Women in Architecture awards in March

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Gloria Cabral: ‘You need to make doors open – big doors’VideoSubscription

18 April, 2018

Gloria Cabral from Gabinete de Arquitectura talks about inequality in Paraguay, Peter Zumthor, and how to change the world, after winning the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture at the Women in Architecture awards 2018