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14 June 2016

Episode 244

30 minutes

We examine the ways that design can reflect and influence national identity.

14 June 2016

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Chapter 1

Hansjörg Göritz & Ivan Harbour

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Inside and out, government buildings need to reflect and cultivate the political values of a nation. Not many architects get the opportunity to build state legislatures but we spoke to a few who have.

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‘Visit Palestine’

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Mary Pelletier delves into the unlikely history of a poster whose meaning as a symbol of national identity has shifted over time.

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Photo: MARTIN MÖRCK

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Style leaders

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Monocle contributing editor Andrew Mueller gives us a lesson in judging politicians by their clothes.

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Chapter 4

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Photo: eGuide Travel

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Chapter 4

Graham Bartram

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Vexillology is the scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags. To learn more about what makes a flag fly we sit down with Graham Bartram, chief vexillologist for the Flag Institute.

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