Welcome to Quantization, a podcast from Arezoo Talebzadeh and Kaveh Ashourinia on inclusion. We are trying to increase awareness and open conversation about inclusion and diversity. Each episode is based on a specific topic and has one to three expert guests.
19. Typocast Vol. 1, Arabic type with Titus Nemeth-Part 1
Typocast is a new series from the Quantization podcast, which focuses on the intersection of type and inclusion. Richard Hunt, type designer, typographer and type educator, has joined us for the series. For the first episode of the series, we invited Titus Nemeth to talk about Arabic typography and his practice as a type designer and researcher.
18. Signal Vol. 11, Hybrid Life-Part 3
Finally, for the last section of Jutta and Bianca's series on housing and homelessness, we ask them to look at the future and what technology could offer us to pass this time. In the first two episodes, the Fungi Network and Salvage or Demolish, we heard our guests' opinions on the governmental policies, democracy and civil rights, and organizations and institutions, as well as notions like land-trust and displacement.
17. Signal Vol. 10, Salvage or Demolish-Part 2
In the previous episode, which was the first part of the discussion on housing and homelessness, Jutta Treviranus and Bianca Wylie talked about governmental policies, democracy and civil rights, and organizations and institutions. What was each of these players' role in making the issue worse or better, and what they may or can do in the future? This episode is the second of a three-part conversation with more focus on the issue of housing.
16. Signal Vol. 9, Fungi Network-Part 1
Returning to the topic of housing and living places, we invited Bianca Wylie and Jutta Treviranus to talk about housing and homelessness. The subject itself is broad and touches many areas, including government policies and roots and its history. As a result, this conversation will come in two parts; the first part is on the background of the complex issue, and the second one will focus more on homelessness. You can also listen to our previous related episodes or read the full transcripts; Episode 11, Built Environment and Public Health, and Episode 14, Aging, Inclusion, and Homelessness.
15. Art and Inclusion Vol. 7, Opera in the Time of the Pandemic
Opera is a climax of the Western classical music tradition, in which artists, musicians and singers perform a dramatic piece. We usually describe and remember operas with extensive and fine-tuned productions, which happen mostly in opera houses. Traditionally, all components of any opera should resemble the perfection of a part of the production. But how can we redefine the Opera in the current culturally complex societies? How about accessibility and inclusion? Or how about making, rehearsing and watching an opera in the time of the pandemic?
14. Signal Vol. 8, Aging, Inclusion and Homelessness
The Corona Virus pandemic has shown our systems' weaknesses and shortcomings in long-term care and senior housing globally. Homelessness is a growing issue among older adults as their population is rising. Lack of social and financial support are the main drivers of this problem. Social isolation during COVID is only making the situation more complicated.
These shortcomings, the rise of the senior population and the lack of social and financial support reveal the need for public health strategies to address the diversity and wide range of seniors. In this episode, we discuss housing for seniors, income and gender disparity and cognitive difficulties amongst the older population with Dr. Andrea Iaboni and Dr. Michelle Wyndham-West.