Reinier de Graaf on How Our Cities and Buildings Have Been Infected by Corporate “Wellness,” “Innovation,” and “Livability”
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In this episode, Andrew talks to the Amsterdam-based Reinier de Graaf, the author of Architect, Verb, about a new language of building which has infected architecture with the doublespeak of corrosive words like “wellness,” “innovation,” and “livability”
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Reinier de Graaf (1964, Schiedam) is a Dutch architect and writer. He is a partner in the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), where he leads projects in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Reinier is the co-founder of OMA’s think-tank AMO and Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professor of Urban Design at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Four Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession and the novel The Masterplan. He lives in Amsterdam.