Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo spoke on behalf of MONU with Kees Christiaanse. Between 1980 and 1989, Christiaanse worked for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, becoming a partner in 1983. In 1989 he founded KCAP Architects and Planners, which now encompasses 75 collaborators, and offices in Rotterdam, Zurich and London.
The interview took place at KCAP’s office inRotterdamon Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
↑image above: Checking mails at 6 pm. By STAR strategies + architecture
Original painting: The Angelus, 1857–59 by Jean-François Millet.
—— Excerpts of the interview soon in this post ——-
Title: The New Rural: Global Agriculture, Desakotas and Freak Farms
Name: Interview with Kees Christiaanse – KCAP Architects&Planners
Date: February 2012
Type: Self-initiated interview
Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Site: KCAP’s office
Programme: Interview about the role of the countryside and non-urban areas for the cities and within the urban discourse
Surface: 4500 words
Publications: MONU #16, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, April 2012
STAR Team: Beatriz Ramo, Oscar Gential (assistance), Ahinitze Errasti (image)
Collaborators: co-author: Bernd Upmeyer – BOARD + editor-in-chief MONU, Phil Wilson-BOARD (transcription)