S02E04 CLX – Jessie Rommelt, Lillian Denhardt, Phyllis Kim

Today I talk to the founders of the Creative Labor Exchange, Jessie Rommelt, Lillian Denhardt and Phyllis Kim

Come to the launch party on September 5th, 2014, at Bunker Projects (5106 Penn Ave).

Visit their website: [http://www.clxpgh.org/]

Join the Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativelaborexchange/]

Read the essay by Casey Droege that I quoted in the monologue.

Find out more about Bunker Projects, another endeavor co-founded by Jessie Rommelt.

You can get your own cricket cookies here, and there are energy bars made with cricket flour out there as well. And maybe someday you won’t think eating bugs is gross. Until then, Jessie recommends the movie Snowpiercer, where they evidently make some kind of gross sounding plum jelly out of bugs for the “other half” to eat.

Your reading assignment about James Rhodes, the pianist Phyllis brought up towards the end. Book Club!

If you still haven’t, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (link opens in iTunes)

S01E02 Dan Rothschild

In this episode of Design: interviewed, I chat with Dan Rothschild of the Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. As always, links are below to people and projects that we bring up.

We talk a lot about his Design Sketchbook process. Here’s a link to some examples of what the sketches in those books look like. [http://rdcollab.com/sketchbook.html]

A book featuring the work of his firm, Urban Alchemy by Dr. Mindy Fullilove comes out in June 2013. Find out more (including how to get a signed copy) here. [http://www.designcenterpgh.org/designallies/special-projects/behind-the-magic-of-urban-alchemy/]

The Almono Plan. [http://rdcollab.com/places_almono.html]

Here are some of the famous “top down” urban design models we brought up:

Le Corbusier’s Radiant City. Pictured is his plan for Paris, another very early and very famous “top-down” plan.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City. Note the personal helicopters shuttling people between the buildings sprawled out over the landscape.

The plan of Washington, D.C., by L’Enfant.

The Dinwiddie Triangle Project. [http://rdcollab.com/process_library_dinwiddie_story.html]

The Avenue Apartments, story-telling through street level plaques. [http://rdcollab.com/places_braddock.html]

The wikipedia page for Rem Koolhaas talks about his interest in “cross-programming”. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rem_Koolhaas]