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Architect Wrestles with the Ethics of Building in Emerging Markets

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Architect Wrestles with the Ethics of Building in Emerging Markets

Waterfront City (Dubai) - Completion date 2018: By the firm OMA

In a recent address, Daniel Libeskind (LEE-buhskinned), lead architect for the World Trade Center site , said architects shouldn't work in autocratic countries. Others, like Pritzker-prize winner Thom Mayne, think architecture can affect positive change, but agrees there are places he wouldn't work.

Thom is an architect in Los Angeles who won the Pritzker Prize in 2005.  Mayne told me Jerome practices something he calls “an architecture of resistance.” Jerome asked him what that means and how it affects his work...

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