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Boom or bust: statues in the city

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22 August 2017

Episode 306

30 minutes


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Statues are important civic landmarks so what can instating and removing them say about a city and its relationship to its past? We find out how Budapest is remembering its Soviet history. Plus: we talk to curator and architect Aaron Betsky about his handsome new title and augur the future of robotics in design at the Vienna Biennale.

22 August 2017

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Chapter 1

Budapest’s Memento Park

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Monocle’s Budapest correspondent explains how Hungary confronted its difficult history by designing a park for its Soviet statues.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

‘Architecture Matters’

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Aaron Betsky, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, discusses the subtle impact of our built environment and his new book.

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The role of technology

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Far from form over function, we inspect some designs at Vienna’s biennale that prove technology can play a role in good design.

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