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Family New York on Kanye West, the internet, and coaxing architecture out of its shell

This post was originally published in November 2015. Not long after Family New York’s Oana Stanescu and Dong-Ping Wong dialed into a recent Skype interview, it was clear why their partnership works. “It’s a bit cheesy, but the firm is called ‘Family’ for a reason,” says Wong. It comes across. In answering questions on a wide range of topics—how they got their start, Kanye West (yes, the one and only), and what architects can do to step outside the bubbles of academia and the profession to engage with the wider world—they closed the loop on one another’s answers.
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