MSCCCP (M.S. Critical, Curatorial & Conceptual Practices) student Amelyn Ng speaks with Adrian Lahoud, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art London. He is also the inaugural curator of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, the first major platform for architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, North and East Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, which will be held in November 2019. During the conversation they discuss curation in architecture, the upcoming Triennial, and the thinking behind its theme, “Rights of Future Generations.”
“The entire aim of the Triennial is to say that climate change is the colonization of a single perspective on what it means to relate to other beings, and that perspective is an extractive one. So the question is how do you decolonize that extractive perspective, how might you allow other kinds of modes of existence to reverberate and to register? I think ultimately if climate change is about anything, it’s really about that.” – Adrian Lahoud
This podcast was produced by Lucy Krebsbach and edited by Emily Liu.