Architecture & Design

Episode 175: Justin Davidson

justin 1  As a New Yorker, you “spend a very significant amount of time in public,” notes Justin Davidson, architecture and music critic for New York magazine, “encountering other people who behave and dress and think differently from you.” I say that this makes us morally superior to the car-bound denizens of Houston. He demurs: “I don’t think I’d go that far.” The ethical (and aesthetic and social and political) implications of urban design, with entirely moral (and exhilarating) music from Alicia Svigals at the Van Alen Institute.
Photo by Harry Wilks.

  • person PERSON: Ariella Budick
  • place PLACE: Theater of Marcellus
  • thing THING: a conductor’s baton
  • randy's thing RANDY’S THING: A Hazard of New Fortunes

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