This episode, we explore designing fear in the spirit the Halloween season. Zombies, serial killers, haunted houses and horror movies, they are all designed to scare us. But why do we love to be scared? Neil takes a field trip to one of the scariest haunted house in northern New Jersey while Jeff screens The House October Built. Plus follow-up on faken bacon and Frank Gehry's big "eff" you to the architecture world.
This episode, we explore the new face of suburbs and look at how Ferguson, MO is an example of the suburban condition. We talk about the need for middle ground in the national discussion of poverty, race, environmentalism, politics and equality. How can we replace the loud voices of the fringe with less-spectacular moderate talk? Plus, we discuss the economics of climate change, Naomi Klien's new book This Changes Everything, the Commanding Heights and capitalism. And you learn about perils of eating taken bacon.
Are the places we choose to live the single-most-important factor that determines our class level in society? According to a report calledDivided City by the Martin Prosperity Institute, the answer might be YES. The new study shows that urban development no longer follow old patterns of growth and reveals an emerging landscape beyond the city v/s suburb dynamic. This episode, OCD:Designcast talks with Patrick Adler, co-authors of the report.
This episode of OCD:Designcast, a conversation with Chris Joyell, executive director of the Asheville Design Center in Asheville, North Carolina. ADC is a nonprofit agency founded on the belief that everyone deserves good design. Through recruiting volunteers, the org works with communities to develop design solutions that enhance the quality of life of young and old. Joyell background includes green job training, non-profits and is an attorney.
This episode, OCD:Designcast covers things of this world and others. What will the future mining towns of Mars and the Moon look like? Do mining towns of Earth point toward trends of design and long-term effects? How do we preemptively consider how to preserve intergalactic landscapes and celestial body? Plus, we need better design to save the world from Ebola – and if you design a better Hazmat suit, you could win $1million. Also, why is the young-wing of the GOP denying climate change? All this and much, much more!
This episode, OCD:Designcast goes into outer space talking about the new trend toward space travel and extraterrestrial mining for resources. Neil and Jeff discuss Moon Express, Space X, NASA, Boeing and the quest to live beyond Earth. Also, this show, the co-hosts conversate about the newMartin Prosperity Institute's report entitled the Divided City that aims to redefine how we see suburbs, inner cities, class andthe infrastructure of culture.
This episode Neil and Jeff talk Al Gore's Climate Change Optimism, Hillary Clinton's as GrandmaPresident and eight takeaway from Climate Week. Plus Architects Journal reassures you that its not the size of your design project but how you work it. AND a special battle of the lead singers with a review of the new Thom Yorkeand Leonard Cohen albums. Design, music, culture, politics - all this week on OCD:Designcast. It's the shizzle!