Monocle on Design

Back to school

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2 March 2021

Episode 490

30 minutes


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It’s back to school for a look at some of the most innovative design-education projects around the globe. We hear about a collaboration between Birkenstock and Central Saint Martins in London; The School of Architecture in Arizona; and a leading glass and ceramics programme on a tranquil island in Denmark. Plus: the latest design news from Berlin.

2 March 2021

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Birkenstock

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A collaboration between Central Saint Martins and Birkenstock is allowing students the rare opportunity to bring their own take on the classic sandals to market. We hear about the project from designers and the professor involved.

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Chapter 2

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The School of Architecture

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In the 1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright created a visionary programme at Taliesin West in Arizona. Monocle’s Nic Monisse explores its radical approach to architectural education, and the impact it still has today.

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Chapter 3

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Danish Royal Academy

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Monocle’s Gabriele Dellisanti takes us to Bornholm, the beautiful and tranquil setting for the Danish Royal Academy’s glass and ceramics programme.

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Chapter 4

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Design news dispatch: Berlin

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We hear the latest design news coming out of Berlin from Monocle correspondent Kimberly Bradley.

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