"Cities can be part of the solution; nation states are part of the problem. We therefore need a new paradigm. We have to learn how to look at the most pressing problems in the world –a mix of mutually reinforcing social, cultural, ecological and economic crises– through the perspective of the city."

In an interview with Orhan Ayyüce for Archinect IABR’s director George Brugmans reflects on the Open City edition, its strategies and its results, and how it relates to future editions.

Initially developed in 1997 Archinect has since become a top online destination for progressive-design oriented students, architects, educators, and fans. Based in Los Angeles it brings together designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines.