ana009: Patrik Schumacher (1 of 4) | Introduction and Housing Controversy

March 31, 2017

This is the first in a series of four episodes about Patrik Schumacher, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects, one of the world’s premier architecture firms. Patrik is also an author, professor, lecturer, and architectural theorist.

In November 2016, Patrik gave a presentation at the World Architecture Festival promoting libertarian and even anarcho-capitalist solutions to London’s housing crisis. In the midst of the media maelstrom that followed, Tim wrote a blog post, presented in this episode, that defined anarcho-capitalism and defended Patrik’s proposals.

Then things got interesting…

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Dame Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects

“Housing for Everyone” – Patrik’s controversial presentation at the November 2016 World Architecture Festival

Guardian article

The Stages of Capitalism and the Styles of Architecture

Anarchitecture’s blog post defending Patrik

Zaha Hadid Design Gallery

Interviewing Patrik

Salon discussion of politics and architecture

Patrik’s architectural theory: The Autopoeisis of Architecture

The style of Parametricism

Tim’s blog post: Patrik Schumacher, Anarcho-Capitalist Architect


Episodes in this series on Patrik Schumacher:

Anarchitecture Podcast Episode ana009: Patrik Schumacher (1 of 4) | Introduction and Housing Controversy – An introduction to Patrik, and Tim’s blog post about Patrik’s controversial housing presentation

Anarchitecture Podcast Episode ana010: Patrik Schumacher (2 of 4) | Media Maelstrom – Tim and Joe’s critique of media responses to Patrik’s housing presentation

Anarchitecture Podcast Episode ana011: Patrik Schumacher (3 of 4) | The Interview – Tim’s interview with Patrik at the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery in London

Anarchitecture Podcast Episode ana012: Patrik Schumacher (4 of 4) | Post-Interview Commentary – Tim and Joe review and highlight key points from the interview

Zaha Hadid Architects 2014 promotional video

Zaha Hadid Architects project archive

Zaha Hadid Design Gallery

Housing for Everyone – Dezeen’s video of Patrik’s controversial presentation at the November 2016 World Architecture Festival

Guardian Article: “Zaha Hadid’s successor: scrap art schools, privatise cities and bin social housing” by Oliver Wainwright, November 24, 2016 – Patrik’s publications, interviews, and lectures, including his two-volume book on architectural theory, “The Autopoiesis of Architecture”

The Stages of Capitalism and the Styles of Architecture – Patrik’s analysis of the proper relationships between architecture, politics, and socio-economic conditions

Tim’s blog post: Patrik Schumacher, Anarcho-Capitalist Architect

Twins – “I’m not sure what the problem is, but I’m sure it can be resolved without resorting to violence!”

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