Charlie Koolhaas: City Lust
London Guangzhou Lagos Dubai Houston

Friday, 1 October 2021

With City Lust, Charlie Koolhaas presents a timely dialogue between words and images about a crucial moment in our recent history: the apotheosis of globalisation and its current unraveling.

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Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:00 - 05:53

Charlie Koolhaas artist, photographer and writer, Rotterdam - 05:53 - 17:28

between Charlie Koolhaas and Niklas Maak architecture critic, Berlin - 17:28 - 01:20:17

followed by book signing and reception


City Lust combines photographic documentary and written testimony in a personal and humorous account. It is a record of the globalisation of our cultures and economies over the last two decades—as it impacts the daily lives of five linked global cities on different continents (London, Guangzhou, Lagos, Dubai, Houston)—cities in which Charlie has either lived or worked. Starting with her birthplace of London, Koolhaas explores the rapid changes taking place in these culturally vastly different metropolises that are being united by the influences of global trade and the evolution of a shared global culture. City Lust is a testament to the slow-moving revolution of the west’s diminishing influence and the multiple interactions that are shaping a new world.

Charlie Koolhaas: City Lust. London Guangzhou Lagos Dubai Houston
Scheidegger & Spiess, 2020, 412 pages, 354 colour illustrations, 20.5 x 30 cm, ISBN 978-3-85881-804-1, 58,00 €

The book will be on sale during the event.

In collaboration with
Scheidegger & Spiess

Photos © ANCB




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