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Curated conversations with contemporary critics on architecture, and architectural thinking.

Hosted by Vikram Prakash, Professor of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
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Feb 13, 2019

“[Transversality] can assert itself at any time into reality and not stay in a utopian mode.”
Today we embark on a magical journey between cultures, between times, and between conceptions of time and space in a fascinating conversation with architectural historian Shima Mohajeri, who has just published a...

Jan 30, 2019

“We have to not take things as given, but rather tap into [our] own imaginaries, into [our] own yearnings, and longings, as an alternative world.”


Today we discuss the potential of architecture as the work of the perennially unfinished project, as a site for transgression, as the other to utopia and...

Jan 17, 2019


“Isn’t this desire for objectivity a modernist sentiment?” - VP

“Where does one enter, and where does one exit out of the modern?” - MJ


In today's episode, we engage in a far-ranging and open-ended discussion on the question of the global with my longtime collaborator Mark Jarzombek. Circulating around...

Jan 2, 2019

This week, we discuss the work, the working style and legacy of the late Catalonian architect, Enric Miralles with our guest Ayad Rahmani. Ayad is a Professor of Architecture at Washington State University.

Image: Floor Plan of Hostalets Civic Center, El Croquis Magazine,...

Dec 19, 2018

This week, we discuss global history in our conversation with Amit Srivastava, Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, on post-postcolonial history and historiography in the Indian Ocean context. Discussion topics include: history of the modern architecture of India, globalization and contemporary South Asian...