34 episodes

Interviews with architects, artists and designers.

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Interviews with architects, artists and designers.

    Ep 33: Michael Maltzan

    Ep 33: Michael Maltzan

    Michael Maltzan is an architect based in Los Angeles.

    "I think it’s important to try to anticipate the city in the future […] to speculate about how scale and density is going to change, because architecture not only takes a long time to get built, but it exists for a long time as well, and it’s very likely that if you try to build a building that relates to a rapidly changing context, by the time it’s built it’s already out of scale – it’s already a part of the past […] The idea that we as architects have a responsibility to try and meet the scale, the relationships and context in the future is something that is very difficult to talk about because we are trying to describe and anticipate a speculative vision of the city, but I think it’s incumbent in what we do”

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 32: Natsai Audrey Chieza

    Ep 32: Natsai Audrey Chieza

    Natsai Audrey Chieza is Founding Director of Faber Futures, a multidisciplinary design agency operating at the intersection of nature, technology, and society.

    “I’m interested in futures, and I’m interested in how we actually structurally make changes that can bring forward futures that are more equitable. My approach is to, if you like, be what we think [the future] is. It is through this process of doing that you can better articulate how you think it could work. It is through the process of doing that you can actually build a network to make it work. This goes back to the decision to put the speculative aside and start just being it through practice. This became a necessary and strategic device to get shit done, because then you are in the lab, making and experimenting and someone is going to want to know more.”

    • 45 min
    Ep 31: John Patkau

    Ep 31: John Patkau

    John Patkau is an architect based in Vancouver.

    "I always seek out the opposite. I’ve always been interested in architects who are least like me – the ones who are most like me I find objectionable."

    • 55 min
    Ep 30: Shumi Bose

    Ep 30: Shumi Bose

    Shumi Bose is an architecture teacher, curator and editor.

    "[Curation] is the idea of taking care of a conversation. Whether that conversation is for students, for academic learning, or whether its for a conversation within a community, or within a broader public […] it’s a similar process of nurturing and selecting. So in that sense it feels like I’m doing the same thing - it’s the format that changes”

    • 46 min
    Ep 29: Tom Kundig

    Ep 29: Tom Kundig

    Tom Kundig is a director of the Seattle-based architecture practice Olson Kundig.

    "I think there is this danger in architecture, that it becomes so self referential and circular in its myopic position that it forgets that we’re really a part of a much bigger world. I’m actually more interested in that world than I am in the architectural world."

    • 51 min
    Ep 28: Farshid Moussavi

    Ep 28: Farshid Moussavi

    Farshid Moussavi is an architect and educator based in London.

    "I’m interested in buildings, not architects. The building is independent once the architect is gone, and that’s when the building becomes a more open and detached from notions of representation. I would say buildings are closer to how people understand contemporary art today. The interesting thing about art is precisely the fa that is is so polysemic - we stand in front of a piece of art and we will all take away different things from it, and I think buildings perform in a similar way."

    • 45 min

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