reSITE Launches New Podcast: Design and the City

"Design and the City" is a podcast published by reSITE about the ways we can use design to make cities more livable and lovable. Catch weekly episodes starting February 4th, 2020.

I think myself, and my team, we don't see a distinction between architecture and urban design. The same verb applies - you design. You don't architect something, you design it.
Thomas Heatherwick, Heatherwick Studio

reSITE is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever official podcast, Design and the City as part of the project with Shared Cities. We interviewed nine of our most prolific and promising speakers from reSITE for a more intimate, in-depth dig into their current projects and outlooks on the future of our cities.

Listen to the Design and the City Trailer now

Cities are the sum of designers, developers, artists, citizens, public officials, entrepreneurs, and the displaced, but rarely do each of these constituencies gather in the same room, let alone speak the same language, and cities suffer for it. reSITE is literally that room. In order to create a city that is truly for everyone, we need to have conversations on how to design and build cities with humans in mind.

Where can you listen?

Season 1 of Design and the City will consist of nine episodes available on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Episodes will be released weekly starting February 4th, 2020

What discussions can you look forward to?

Design and the City will feature Yoko Choy (Wallpaper* Magazine), Kate Wagner (McMansion Hell), Ravi Naidoo (Design Indaba), Marianthi Tatari (UNStudio), Leona Lynen (Haus der Statistik), Yosuke Hayano (MAD Architects), and Christopher Cabaldon (Mayor of West Sacramento) and a few more...

Episode #1: Designing on a Human Scale with Thomas Heatherwick + Guest Host from ArchDaily, Christele Harrouk

The connection to the street, because that's where most people are. We are trying to focus our effort on people where are the people and what are the issues that matter most to them and have a dialogue with that.
Thomas Heatherwick, Heatherwick Studio

For Thomas Heatherwick, architecture and urban design go hand-in-hand. Like with all of his projects, he strives to consider them from a human scale while capturing the essence of what already exists. Somehow, he still manages to achieve one of his pillars of placemaking - creating something that doesn’t feel like somewhere else, somewhere else we’ve already been. Joining the interview is ArchDaily editor, Christele Harrouk. Release Date: February 4th, 2020.

Episode #2: A New Generation of Architects with Chris Precht

We care about fictional stories, but our planet doesn’t. If we are not able to connect ourselves to our objective reality, then I do not see any chance that we are able to solve the problems of our time.
Chris Precht, Studio Precht

When it comes to urban regeneration, not many are thinking about it the way Chris Precht is. Studio Precht’s modular buildings with interwoven, natural geometry bring “being green” to a whole other level. They are all variations on a theme - vertical farming meant for city-living - and aim to reconnect our lives to our food production by bringing it back into our cities, and our minds through architecture. Release Date: February 11th, 2020

Listen to more from Design and the City

Designing on a Human Scale with Thomas Heatherwick

Design and the City is a podcast about the ways we can make cities more livable and lovable, Episode 1 features Thomas Heatherwick + Special Guest Host from ArchDaily, Christele Harrouk

A New Generation of Architects with Chris Precht

Listen to Episode 2 of reSITE's new podcast Design and the City featuring Chris Precht, founder of Studio Precht. Design in the City is a podcast all about the ways we can use design to make cities more livable and loveable. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Human-Centered Smart Cities with Marianthi Tatari

Listen to the latest installment of reSITE's podcast, Design and the City in discussion with Marianthi Tatari, a principal architect at UNStudio on designing different aspects of city-making that threaten the quality of life such - like monofunctional spaces and commoditized smart cities—with optimism.

Giving Design a Higher Purpose with Ravi Naidoo

Ravi Naidoo, founder of Design Indaba and what may be the most influential design conferences in the world pushes the boundaries of design with the simple question—what is design for—on the final installment of the first season of reSITE's Design and the City podcast.

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