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        • Architecture and Counterrevolution
          OMA and the Politics of the Grands

        Abstract
        In his essay, Pier Vittorio Aureli describes
        how OMA gave vent to the politics of the
        Grands Projets, launched between 1982
        and 1983 by the French government. The
        competitions for public monuments in
        Paris were organised to make culture more
        widely accessible. With the competition
        for Parc de la Villette in 1982, the government
        wanted to create a place where
        culture, production, education, social
        exchange and leisure would merge. OMA
        took up the challenge by designing a park
        as an accelerator of metropolitan life.
        Today, says Aureli, the OMA projects from
        the 1980s can be read as a critique of the
        economic crisis, and of the unfulfilled
        promises of social mobility and urban
        spectacle.
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        Citation
        Vittorio Aureli, P. (2015). Architecture and Counterrevolution. OMA and the Politics of the Grands. OMA. The First Decade, OASE, (94), 44–48. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/94/ArchitectureAndCounterrevolution
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