Monocle on Design

Rethinking prisons; Irish typography; and climate design

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4 August 2020

Episode 460

30 minutes


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We talk to a firm in the US that’s designing justice infrastructure that challenges the mass-incarceration model. Plus: we discuss typography in Ireland and breeze through a history of keeping cool before air conditioning.

4 August 2020

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Chapter 1

Deanna Van Buren

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Deanna Van Buren is the co-founder of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, an architectural practice and development firm that builds justice infrastructure needed to end mass incarceration.

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Irish typography

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Sebastian Stephenson on how typography in Ireland is marking a moment in the nation’s history.

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Modern Architecture and Climate

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Daniel A Barber, associate professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design on his book ‘Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning’, published by Princeton University Press.

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