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James Hawes, Clare Barlow and Kaspar Astrup Schröder

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14 May 2017

Episode 410

52 minutes

Writer James Hawes discusses nationality and why his book ‘The Shortest History of Germany’ aims to enlighten and entertain. Plus: Tate Britain curator Clare Barlow talks us through the gallery’s exhibition ‘Queer British Art – 1861 to 1967’ and we meet filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder, whose new documentary ‘Big time’ focuses on influential Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels.

14 May 2017

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Introduction

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Monocle 24’s Daniel Giacopelli joins Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards to look at what might be making the news over the next seven days.

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Chapter 2

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James Hawes

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Since emerging from the Second World War, Germany has become a tolerant and stable bastion at the heart of Europe. Author James Hawes’ new book ‘The Shortest History of Germany’ looks at the nation’s past – and asks how the present-day incarnation came to be.

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Clare Barlow

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This year is 50 years since the UK decriminalised homosexuality. To help mark the occasion, the Tate Britain gallery is hosting ‘Queer British Art – 1861- to 1967’. The exhibition’s curator Clare Barlow visits Studio 1 to talk us through it.

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Kaspar Astrup Schröder

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Danish filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder’s latest film, ‘Big time’, turns the camera towards his fellow Dane, the highly influential architect Bjarke Ingels.

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