Monday, June 24, 2013

As if

Went to a reception for a RIBA delegation of British architects this evening. One of them was Asif Khan, who's doing very well these days. I met him six years in Thailand when he was still a student. We'd given him a modest grant to develop a cheap but effective shelter for refugee camps on the border with Burma. Afterwards, he took the overnight bus back to Bangkok where we'd lined up an interview with the excellent Art4d magazine. At dawn our security guard let him in and he crashed on a sofa for two hours before meeting the journalist. The result was a great 5-page article. I'd like to think, though of course am kidding myself, that it helped put him on the road to stardom. Let's see where he is in another six years time.    

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