In the first of this year's Sounding the Century Lectures, Dutch architect and theorist Rem Koolhaas considers the future of urban development and explores the need for architects to redefine their role in the coming century.
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1: `The Last Empire, or It Is Earlier than You Think'.
Author, politican, raconteur and wit Gore Vidal gives the first of six lectures in which leading figures from around the world reflect on the most powerful forces for cultural and political change at the end of the century.
Given before an audience in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, and chaired by Christopher Bigsby.