I’m excited and honored to have two amazing podcasts working together to present a thoughtful investigation into the human rights questions ADPSR is raising with our AIA Ethics campaign. Their story, “An Architect’s Code,” is built around the question of whether it is OK to design spaces intended for solitary confinement.
I’ll admit I’ve been a fan of 99% Invisible in particular nearly since it launched. I stumbled across it listening to public radio station KALW in San Francisco – which helped get the show off the ground – and quickly subscribed. Their form of storytelling centered around questions of interest to architects and designers brings philosophical depth where other architecture periodicals – which I also enjoy – tend to present technical information or insider perspectives.
The show is only 18 minutes long, it’s beautifully produced, and both hosts have unique voices made for radio. It seems that after looking into ADPSR’s proposal, they think we deserve the profession’s support, but listen to it and judge for yourself.