How does architecture influence our cities—and the way we live? What do we need to consider when we’re designing major buildings? David Gianotten is a partner at international architecture agency OMA, leading the company’s portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region. In conversation with Virginia Trioli, he’ll draw on his research for the Venice Architecture Biennale, and talk about why it’s important to immerse yourself in a city in order to appropriately design for its culture. The second print edition of Assemble Papers, which talks about some of these issues, will be launched at the end of the discussion.