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29 August 2023

Episode 620

29 minutes


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We head to Washington to visit a series of new monuments and memorials, and scale St Paul’s Cathedral in London to learn about the link between choreography and the built environment. Plus, we join a well-heeled collective with footwear brand, Ecco. 

29 August 2023

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Chapter 1

‘Beyond Granite: Pulling Together’

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How do you design a memorial or a monument? And who gets to decide what should be commemorated? The National Mall in Washington DC is lined with permanent structures that remember US presidents and major historical conflicts. Key locations along the iconic strip have been given over to six temporary memorials as part of an exhibition called ‘Beyond Granite: Pulling Together’.

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Bandaloop at St Paul’s Cathedral

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The facade of St Paul’s Cathedral in London will become a stage for US dance company Bandaloop. For more than three decades, it has incorporated climbing technology into its chorepgraphy, with performances taking place on structures, skyscrapers and at Unesco heritage sites. The company’s latest work, ‘Resurgam’, is a co-commission between the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and the City of London.

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At Kollektive

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The design project by Danish footwear firm Ecco invites a new group of creatives to join its collective every year. The deal gives the group access to the brand’s world-class leather manufacturing facilities and the opportunity to design small capsule collections, ranging from shoes and bags to trench coats and chairs.

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