What if a jury selected a design for the new 9/11 memorial and then discovered that its architect was a Muslim? A new novel, “The Submission,” by Amy Waldman, explores that imagined scenario. Jeffrey Brown and the author discuss her debut novel. Continue reading
The collapse of the Twin Towers served as a stark and stunning reminder to architects and engineers of the value of using concrete to protect skyscrapers from the ravages of fire. Miles O’Brien reports on how the design of skyscrapers has changed since 9/11. This report was produced in collaboration with the PBS program “NOVA.” Continue reading
At the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival, two presenters decided to reevaluate their work in interactive design by way of a metaphor that taps the festival’s 25-year-old roots: music.
Filmmaker and designer Robyn Girard hopes that her latest project will bring positive stories of what it’s like to be deaf to popular culture.
In the big tents in Bryant Park this past week, some of the biggest fashion designers in the world were getting their New York minute, so to speak, including Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte. But the Mulleavys were also the focus of another kind of show — a new exhibit called “Quicktake: Rodarte” at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Nostalgia for the East — or ‘ostalgie,’ a portmanteau combining the words ost (‘east’) and nostalgie (‘nostalgia’) — has taken hold in contemporary, unified Germany.