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A show about space and the consequences of our designs. Each episode features one author on a new book that offers critical ways of understanding the worlds we make. Transdisciplinary perspectives from across the arts, social sciences, and humanities every Tuesday. From Thinkbelt. Produced by David Huber.

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    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

A show about space and the consequences of our designs. Each episode features one author on a new book that offers critical ways of understanding the worlds we make. Transdisciplinary perspectives from across the arts, social sciences, and humanities every Tuesday. From Thinkbelt. Produced by David Huber.

    Digital Monuments by Simone Brott

    Digital Monuments by Simone Brott

    Digital images of iconic architecture have become more valuable and more real than the completed building—if it ever gets built at all. Simone Brott reveals how the superficiality of the image is a technique of neoliberal globalization and an instrument of ideology.

    • 10 min
    Border Land, Border Water by C.J. Alvarez

    Border Land, Border Water by C.J. Alvarez

    The landscape along the US-Mexico border has been manipulated and altered over the past 150 years in an effort to control not only people but also animals, goods, and water. C.J. Alvarez details the history of construction along the international divide.

    • 11 min
    Sinews of War and Trade by Laleh Khalili

    Sinews of War and Trade by Laleh Khalili

    Modern maritime transportation and the movement of cargo has transformed harbors, ports, and cityscapes, but also social and political relations. Laleh Khalili discusses what it means to tell the story of shipping and capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula without neglecting the people that make it possible.

    • 12 min
    How the Suburbs Were Segregated by Paige Glotzer

    How the Suburbs Were Segregated by Paige Glotzer

    The Roland Park Company, which developed Baltimore’s wealthiest, whitest neighborhoods starting in the 1890s, had by the middle of the twentieth century an outsize influence on real estate professionals and on local and federal housing policy. Historian Paige Glotzer examines how racial exclusion structured the U.S. housing market—and the ways this segregation persists.

    • 11 min
    Solar Power by Dustin Mulvaney

    Solar Power by Dustin Mulvaney

    How do we transition to solar power while avoiding the disproportionate impacts we see with our energy systems today? Dustin Mulvaney highlights some of the social and environmental consequences of scaling up the solar industry.

    • 11 min
    Lurking by Joanne McNeil

    Lurking by Joanne McNeil

    What would an ideal internet experience be like? Joanne McNeil explores the 30-year history of online life—the communities and identities and hazards—and imagines how we, the users, might recover some of the potential of our technologies.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

hepsug ,

Full of fascinating information

I love how concise, well produced and deeply engaging these are! Unlike other podcasts it’s full of the best stuff and a joy to listen to.

Etien Santiago ,

Incisive takes on the built environment

This podcast is a joy to listen to. Each episode provides a condensed, articulate summary of an important recent book about architecture, landscape, or urbanism. Lean ten-minute episodes are packed with a cocktail of powerful ideas lucidly explained by their authors.

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