August 2, 2012

Pruitt-Igoe and other 99% Invisible design

Image: Pruitt-Igoe collapse series, April 1972 (Source: U.S. HUD Wikipedia)
I picked up a copy of Metro Source in my building's lobby and flipping through found a profile of Roman Mars's design radio show named 99% Invisible about "design, architecture and the 99 percent invisible activity that shapes our world."   You can read the Metro Source interview here.  Below are several episodes I found appealing and thought you would like to listen to, too.

Episode 44: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Episode 29: Cul de Sac

Episode 24: The Two Fates of the Old East Portico

Episode 13: Maps, they don’t love you like I love you

Episode 9: Private [as in Privately Owned Public Open Spaces]

The show's complete archive is here.

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