Video: Zaha Hadid discusses Challenges in Architecture

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Zaha Hadid discusses the challenges she has faced throughout her life and career. She talks about the criticism that comes along with being an Arabic woman architect with “unconventional” designs and the unconditional support from her family. Hadid describes architecture as an exciting but painfully demanding field, stating, “All the arts are not respected enough.”

- Interview by: Nicholas Seeley and Sandra Hiari
- Video Production: Qais Elias
- Published by: JO Magazine - This was made possible by support from the Greater Amman Municipality and Amman Institute for Urban Development.
Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: Zaha Hadid discusses Challenges in Architecture" 24 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Sep 2014. <>


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    What hardships???? She has been a prim donna from day one (your final show at Uni), now she has clients with limitless budgets queuing outside her door for work!

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    First time I’ve seen her talk… perhaps not quite as articulate as I was expecting but has obviously used her unstoppable talent and determination instead to find success. I wish there were more like you Zaha.

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