A Lot You Got to Holler
By Newcity Design Editor Ben Schulman and Zach Mortice
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Chicago architecture, urbanism, and design, brought to you by Newcity.
||ExplicitEP 15: The Night Chicago Died||A Lot You Got to Holler is dead! For our last episode, we look ahead to Chicago architecture and urbanism to come: The Obama Library! 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial! Neoliberalism! Ben lets us in on how Uber but for architecture will work in the...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 13: When Does the Present Become the Past? Talking Preservation with Lisa DiChiera of Landmarks Illinois||It's a pretty wild time to be a historic preservationist, what with burgeoning preservation movements centered on building styles that few folks are sure they really like. (We're talking PoMo here.) As such, Lisa DiChiera takes us on a tour of all the..||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesigning Urban Policy with Katherine Darnstadt||Katherine Darnstadt's architecture firm Latent Design creates objects and urban systems, but it's biggest victories have come from pulling the upstream policy levers that set the context for what architecture can achieve. In her chat with Ben and...||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 12: Who was Chicago's Edgar Miller?||Edgar Miller is perhaps the most overlooked artist in the Chicago canon. Art was everywhere and everything to Miller, who used the city as his canvas through painting, woodworking, stained glass, sculpture, printmaking, iron working, industrial design..||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 11: Roula Alakiotou and the Limits of Incarceration Design||On the latest A Lot You Got to Holler, we peek through the bars of a type of architecture that's largely invisible to the wider world, yet remains critical to our legal system. We sit down with Roula Alakiotou of Roula Associates Architects, who...||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 10: A Trumpening for Urban Policy||Now that a native New Yorker real estate agent is our president-elect, cities finally have the pro-urbanism voice in the White House they need! Right? NO EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE. How terrible? We ask Chicago urban policy ace Daniel Kay Hertz...||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 9: Praise to the Squirrels! And Other Election Season Dystopian Fairy Tales||For A Lot You Got to Holler's first election season special, co-hosts Zach Mortice and Newcity Design Editor Ben Schulman visit the totalitarian and poorly described world of Agenda 21, a book written by Glenn Beck, a conservative commentator...||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 7: Cities, Where Data Lurks||For A Lot You Got to Holler’s first-ever live podcast, we shined a light on the most hidden and obscured element of urbanism that’s changing how we interact with cities in every way: data. Invisible streams of 1’s and 0’s pour out of our...||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 8: Landscape Redemption with Ernie Wong of Site Design Group||The A Lot You Got to Holler Cavalcade of Firsts continues, when co-hosts Zach Mortice and Ben Schulman sit down with Ernie Wong of Site Design Group--the show's first ever landscape architect guest! On the agenda: shared streets in Uptown, Chicago's...||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 6: Designing the Machinery of Urbanism with Carol Ross Barney||Architecture is concert halls, museums, theaters, and all of our temples of high culture. But it's also train stations, sewer drains, and the seemingly anonymous infrastructure that makes the city work. Few architects understand how to elevate this...||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 5: Pullman's Past, Present, and Future||The neighborhood of Pullman on Chicago's far South Side is a crucible of architectural, labor, industrial, and civil rights history. It's also a national monument, with big plans for renovation and redevelopment on the horizon. Commissioned by...||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 4: Architecture is Hilarious||Architecture requires massive amounts of money, time, and effort to come together. It's serious business. Most of the time. But here in Chicago there are a handful of designers that work humor into their architecture whenever they can, as a way to...||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 3: Immodest Proposals for Chicago's Lakefront||Chicago's most valuable natural asset is its lakefront, forever free, public, and protected by law. This lakefront is so valuable, argues the architects at Port Urbanism, that we need more of it to pay off the city's massive debts. Or (if you ask the...||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 2: Cabrini-Green Dreams and Nightmares||Depending on who's telling the tale, the Cabrini-Green housing projects on Chicago's Near North Side are either patient-zero for urban dysfunction and decay, or a humble high-rise utopia, Corbusier's Radiant City with soul. But at the end of the day...||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 1: Chicago Plays Itself||From the 80s to the 90s, movies set and filmed in Chicago showed a city cleaving itself in half. From John Hughes suburban-kid-in-the-city hijinks to the near apocalyptic urban horror of Candyman and Child's Play, these 20 years of film reflected the...||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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Best Chicago-centric architecture and urbanism podcast I've ever heard!