Rem Koolhaas interviews Peter Ho

The European Forum on Culture will take place soon. The Forum, initiated by De Balie, focuses on value, power and impact of arts and culture in Europe.

Part of the Forum is ‘1 night, 12 hours, 100 questions’. During this non-stop, 12-hour marathon interview in De Balie, architect Rem Koolhaas and political philosopher Luuk van Middelaar will talk  with a number of high-profile guests from the world of art, philosophy and political science. Prof. Peter Ho from TU Delft is one of the special guests.

The interview marathon will start on June 1 at 18:00 and last till June 2 at 6:00. More information about the program and participants can be found at

The Dutch version can be downloaded.

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For more details, please see news on Holland Innovation Network 

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For more details, please see news on Holland Innovation Network 

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For more details, please see news on Holland Innovation Network