Interview with Ricky Burdett on Conflicts of an Urban Age

27 June 2016

La Biennale di Venezia has released a video interview with Professor Ricky Burdett on the Special Project ‘Report from Cities: Conflicts of an Urban Age.’ Professor Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age, curated ‘Conflicts of an Urban Age’ for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (28th May – 27th November 2016) in the context of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that will be held in Quito, Ecuador on 17-20 October 2016. He describes how the exhibition highlights the conflicts of “density against sprawl”, “equality against inequality” and “regulation against laissez-faire“, within a wider 25-year context characterised by “rice fields becoming megacities” and “deserts becoming urban playgrounds.” The full interview can be viewed here.