Roma Agrawal, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Paul Graham
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18 February 2018
Engineer Roma Agrawal joins us to discuss her book ‘Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures’, we also hear from music legend Ryuichi Sakamoto about his career and collaborations, and discuss how to capture the American experience on camera with photographer Paul Graham.
18 February 2018
Structural engineer Roma Agrawal’s new book, ‘Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures’, explains how engineering allows design to flourish. And she’s perfectly placed to tell that story – having helped engineer high-profile projects such as London’s tallest skyscraper, The Shard.
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Musician, soundtrack composer and experimental pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s new album, ‘Async Remodels’, sees the Oscar-winning innovator collaborating with fellow unconventional thinkers such as Oneohtrix Point Never and Fennesz. He discusses the new record and some of the rest of his incomparable discography.
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When UK photographer Paul Graham’s set of books ‘A Shimmer of Possibility’ first appeared in 2007, they caused more than a ripple in the photography world. He joins Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound to discuss a new reissue of the work – and why focusing on the US of today is just as important as looking back at the one he captured a decade ago.
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