One of the most rewarding aspects of working with architecture publications is the possibility of meeting and becoming closer to the experts that are effectively transforming the discipline, either with built projects, research, experiments, theories, or even with works in other fields. In this sense, interviews perform a special role among all the different types of content published every day by ArchDaily, as we can get a closer insight into what some of the most distinguished and promising people have to say about the present and the future of architecture and cities.
With more than two hundred interviews published in our platforms, in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese, conducted in various formats – video recordings, transcripts, interviews by e-mail, video calls, or even podcasts –, it's safe to say that 2020 was a year of intensive learning during which we have become, paradoxically, closer than ever before to an inspiring group of architecture professionals.
Looking back on 2020, we have gathered the top 20 interviews of the year:
Hashim Sarkis on “How will we live together?”: Exploring the Question of the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale
Hashim Sarkis: “I Do Not Think We Have Ever Witnessed a Moment Where We Have Relied as Much on Architecture”
"I Grew Up Where Architecture Was Designed to Oppress": Wandile Mthiyane on Social Impact and Learning from South Africa
Clayton Miller on Data Science in Architecture: "the Academic and Industrial Field are Just Starting"
“Every Generation Has a Responsibility to Design a Better Life”: In Conversation with Wang Hui of URBANUS
The Role of Architecture Regarding Latin American Refugees and Migrants: Juliana Coelho (in Portuguese)
Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero): "Architectural Photography Needs to Loosen Up Its Language"
Annie Beauchamp on Designing the Overall Visual Look of Movies: "A Designer’s Work Helps to Drive The Plot"
This article is part of the ArchDaily Topic: 2020 In Review. Every month we explore a topic in-depth through articles, interviews, news, and projects. Learn more about our monthly topics. As always, at ArchDaily we welcome the contributions of our readers; if you want to submit an article or project, contact us.