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Introduction

BySuzanne Ewing

Haak 2005). This work has been criticized as reckless anthropology and as an outsider’s

indulgent aesthetic project, but it is part of a traceable trajectory of field work, which

this volume argues is a practice of Architecture requiring critical attention. In the Lagos/

Koolhaas project, the work is most visibly manifest as a film about the city and its

inhabitants, a filmed documentary of the process of research and filming, and a

process of architectural research-education. What is the knowing that Koolhaas sug-

gests is elusive if it is overdone? Knowing how to make architecture or urbanism?