27 Mar 2018
Thought Starters • Episode 29

Architect Farshid Moussavi and critic Phin Harper

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Today, we talk about architecture – its great triumphs, its failures, and where the world is headed. In conversation: architect Farshid Moussavi and writer and critic Phineas Harper.

Iranian-born Farshid Moussavi is an internationally acclaimed architect and educator, who founded her own eponymous practice in London in 2011, after first establishing Foreign Office Architects in the early 1990s. Her projects range from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland to the Victoria Beckham Flagship Store in London, with a portfolio that crosses continents and categories.

Phineas Harper is the deputy director of the Architecture Foundation, an independent not-for-profit think tank in London, as well as being a critic, author and designer. He writes a regular opinion column for Dezeen, and is chief curator of the 2019 Oslo Architecture.