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7 February 2016

Episode 344

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Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound talk to Rod Nordland, international correspondent and Kabul bureau chief for ‘The New York Times’, about his new book ‘The Lovers’. We also meet architecture curator, critic and author Lucy Bullivant to hear about new urban thinking at the Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture. Plus: Whitechapel Gallery curator Emily Butler discusses the new exhibition ‘Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)’.

7 February 2016

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Introduction

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Robert and Andrew sit down with Monocle’s Tom Edwards to provide a forecast for the next seven days of news while also reflecting on the past week.

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Rod Nordland

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Nordland, the Kabul bureau chief for ‘The New York Times’, is out with a new book titled ‘The Lovers’ that tells the real-life story of a couple from rival religious sects in Afghanistan and the complex outcome of their actions.

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Lucy Bullivant

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Architecture curator, critic and author Lucy Bullivant is currently overseeing a new project at the Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture, which aims to draw influence from the talents of locals while offering intelligent reflections on the field of urbanism.

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Emily Butler

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The Whitechapel Gallery’s new exhibition ‘Electronic Superhighway: 2016 to 1966’ looks at the place where art and technology meet. Curator Emily Butler drops by Studio 1 to talk Robert through the exhibition’s inspiration.

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