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Daniel Libeskind on Immigration, New York City, and 'the State of the World'

Daniel Libeskind on Immigration, New York City, and 'the State of the World'
Daniel Libeskind on Immigration, New York City, and 'the State of the World', © Stefan Ruiz
© Stefan Ruiz

In an exclusive interview with Daniel Libeskind, who is based in New York City ("a microcosm of the world") and describes himself as having been "an immigrant several times," discusses his origins, his family, his early influences and the 'state of the world', touching upon a great theme in his built works: that of memorialising and remembrance in the built environment. Having grown up under "terrible oppression" in post-war Poland and moved between countries eighteen times, he describes himself as a citizen of the world with a great deal of retrospective advice for prospective architects.

Don't have a goal; have a path. Stick to this path. [...] I've always considered myself an architect and I knew I was going to build, even though I've done many other things.

© Stefan Ruiz
© Stefan Ruiz
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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Daniel Libeskind on Immigration, New York City, and 'the State of the World'" 30 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/778000/daniel-libeskind-on-immigration-new-york-city-and-the-state-of-the-world/> ISSN 0719-8884
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