Author(s): Alejandro Aravena
The following text is an excerpt from the conference opening keynote address by architect Alejandro Aravena. Aravena, the recipient of the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize, artistic director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and Executive Director of elemental (Chile), proposed a new format for his keynote address. Instead of giving a lecture he held an unprecedented conversation with the audience. We could not capture this unique experience, but we have paraphrased a few fragments of this conversation in this text.
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