How can a piece of music describe moving through an architectural space? For composer Bright Sheng, it’s all about the structure. This week, we’ll be discussing music, architecture and process with the globally renowned conductor, composer, pianist and educator!
This week, we welcome in the new year with a stunning discussion on the relationship between dance and the spaces we perform in with Chair to University of Washington’s department of dance, Jennifer Salk.
Image: "Murmur" work by Jennifer Salk and D Chase Angier on site at Chateau Le Coste Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France, 2018
This week, we investigate settlement, agency, pedagogy and architecture's tireless hope for utopia with esteemed professor of architecture history and criticism at The Cooper Union, Anthony Vidler.
Image: "Warped Space", Anthony Vidler. MIT Press, 2002
Here in the United States, we just celebrated Thanksgiving, and in the midst of all the feasting, we were not able to release a new episode. But we would love for you to revisit one of our favorite episodes from last season, Transversality: Klee, Kahn and the Persian Imagination with Shima Mohajeri.
This week, we are joined by architect and artist, Anthony Pellecchia, as he shares with us his perspective on the profession of architecture, and his path from Hoboken, New Jersey, through the office of Louis Kahn, to a love of conceptual practice.
Image: "Skyline", Anthony Pellecchia
This week, we discuss thin shell concrete and the work of Jack Christiansen as "Sculpture On a Grand Scale" with structural engineer and University of Washington, Professor of architecture, Tyler Sprague.
Finding your place in the field of architecture, particularly as a woman of color, can be complicated. This week, Renée Cheng, Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, helps us unpack how she found herself becoming a leading architecture educator, forging new paths for diversity and interdisciplinary thinking in an increasingly challenging and hierarchic world.
This week, we invite Architect, Historian and Educator, Peter Scriver to share with us his story of uncovering a love of Architecture History through Indian Modernism. Peter Scriver is an associate professor at the University of Adelaide in the school of architecture and built environment.
Image: After The Masters, Vikram Bhatt and Peter Scriver, Mapin Pub. 1990
This week, we conclude our editor’s choice series with an episode to inspire new possibilities in how we can approach issues of, and futures within our changing climate. We will hear two approaches to how we might re-imagine our relationship with climate. From Daniel Barber we will hear a conversation that focuses on contemporary issues in how we envision sustainability as a movement and culture. And our second conversation, with Dilip da Cunha re-imagines, not how we relate to climate...
This week, in honor of our 50th episode, we will be hearing from two incredible architects as they describe their pursuits of the indescribable. This special editors choice edition combines our conversation with Javier Sanchez as well as our conversation with Pritzker Prize winning architect, B.V. Doshi.
This week, we kick off our summer long Editor's Choice series! This week, we re-visit our conversations with Jeff Hou and Manish Chalana as well as Rahul Mehrotra to see if we can start to unpack what it is that makes a city vibrant!
We live in a complex ecology of "wetness" that has been reduced down to the "ontological violence" called a "river", argues Dilip Da Cunha in today's conversation, based on his new book The Invention of Rivers: Alexander's Eye and Ganga's Descent (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). An architect and planner, Dilip is a Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at Harvard GSD. He is partner with Anuradha Mathur in the practice Mathur/Da Cunha.
This week, we discuss augmentation, artificial intelligence and architecture of the mind with Rajesh Rao. Rajesh is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington where he also directs the Neural Systems Laboratory.
Image: Brain-Computer Interfacing: An Introduction, Rajesh P. N. Rao (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
This week we speak with Sonal Khullar, Associate Professor Art History, on modern Indian art, nationalism, feminism and interdisciplinarity, based on her book Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity and Modernism in India, 1930-1990.(University of California Press, 2015)
This week we discuss inter-species relationships, and inter-species thinking, and its consequences for architecture, with Radhika Govindrajan. Radhika is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington who has recently published her book, Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas.
Today we discuss Michael Pollen's How to Change Your Mind, and the recent resurgence of interest in psychedelics in terms of its implications for architectural thinking. Discussion topics include design studio pedagogy, creativity, the art of the podcast and the relationship between practice and the design studio. Sean Lally is the host of the Night White Skies podcast.