*Update 5/12/2016: Actor Kevin Spacey has been replaced by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who will be interviewed by Terry Gross, the host of the radio show Fresh Air. AIA has also announced that Moshen Mostafavi, Intl. Assoc. AIA, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will join Rem Koolhaas, Hon. FAIA, for a discussion.
The American Institute of Architects announced today that Rem Koolhaas, Hon. FAIA, is scheduled to give the closing keynote at the AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia. Koolhaas's Saturday appearance will follow keynotes by actor Kevin Spacey and designer Neri Oxman on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
The Institute describes Koolhaas's keynote as "Delirious Philadelphia," a play on the title of Koolhaas's 1978 urban design manifesto, Delirious New York. The description for the talk promises "a kick in the pants" from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) co-founder and 2000 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.
Established in 1975, OMA's recent or in-progress work includes Fondazione Prada in Milan, the proposed 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C., the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, Fla., the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, and Timmerhuis in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The firm has offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, and Hong Kong, as well as Doha, Qatar, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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