Buildings On Air - Audio

Buildings on Air is a show that demystifies architecture through wild speculation, good conversation, a healthy dose of lefty political perspective, and lots of skepticism about the 'power of design.' Each show features guests from the many different facets of the architecture world in Chicago and beyond.

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Buildings on Air is from WLPN Lumpen Radio and hosted by Keefer Dunn. New episodes broadcast LIVE on WLPN first Saturdays of the month from 2-4pm. 


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Podcast Special: Audio from The Dynamic American City (1956)

Hi Buildings on Air listeners! We didn’t have a live September episode (we’ll be back in October!) so we’ve uploaded something special to keep you going. This is audio from a very curious piece of propaganda called “The Dynamic American City.” To many of us, the urban ideas it advocates are entirely abhorrent - but as a historical document it is very interesting to see how and why these ideas were in vogue - and who was advocating for them. So sit back and get ready to facepalm and yell “why!?” as you listen.

Keefer Dunn