Mediating the Megalopolis

Kenneth Frampton

Interview by Ibai Rigby for urbanNext, at the South Asian Institute at Harvard University.

In this interview, produced during the conference “Decoding Asian Urbanism” that took place at the South Asian Institute at Harvard University, architecture historian and critic Kenneth Frampton talks about the processes of urbanisation. While referring to the city as a concept that was already obsolete in the 1950’s, he advocates for landscape architecture and the megaform as tools for mediating the rise of today’s megalopolis.