Art and Culture  Opinion 

The Ignored Space

Countryside, a Report

Rem Koolhaas 

While today the countryside is largely off (our) radar, an ignored realm, considering its condition and future was a priority as recently as the last century – the Soviet Union, the New Deal, Nazi Germany, Mao, and the EU were experimenting with vast efforts to improve its accessibility and efficiency, and to shape its politics. The dialectic between city and countryside fundamentally defined the meaning of each. Today, we have neither a dialectic – a real, mutual relationship – nor a definition... [+]

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