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Fixing Madrid Fashion Week

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28 February 2017

Episode 281

30 minutes


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We report from Madrid Fashion Week and meet its recently installed director, Charo Izquierdo, and ask if the Spanish capital can ever rival London, Paris or New York. Meanwhile, architecture critic Michael Webb on why we need more apartment buildings and a closer look at a boundary-blurring project from Chilean producer Nicolas Jaar.

28 February 2017

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Chapter 1

Fixing Madrid Fashion Week

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As a new generation of young Spanish fashion designers take their battle for recognition abroad, many in the industry are beginning to raise their voices about the changes needed at home. We report from Madrid Fashion Week and talk to the event’s new director.

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Why the world needs apartments

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According to LA-based architecture writer Michael Webb, more and better apartments are our only hope of countering housing shortages. We discuss his new book.

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Jena Myung and Maziyar Pahlevan: designing ‘Network’

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Designers Jena Myung and Maziyar Pahlevan were recruited by electronic musician Nicolas Jaar to design posters for the 111 semi-fictitious radio stations that comprised his multi-phase online project ‘Network’. As a book is published to mark its culmination, we speak to the team about the intersection of sound and graphic design.

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