How is globalization changing architecture?

Question: How is globalization changing architecture?

Richard Meier: Well architecture, as I said, through communication, through publication, through Internet, through web sites, is communicated, and is part of the globalization of . . . of what’s taking place in the world today. I saw the work of a young architect in Argentina – extraordinary work. Really amazing. Terrific. And I was just thrilled because . . . just to find it, to know about it. I don’t know this person, but I really respect this person’s work. And I think that kind of discovery and that kind of information perhaps wasn’t possible 10 or 15 years ago.

 

Recorded on: 9/17/07

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