Announcement and Studs Terkel Recess

Buildings on Air will temporarily depart from its usual schedule to have two shows in mid September. In lieu of our regularly scheduled podcast, the announcement is followed by a wonderful Studs Terkel interview with Carl Condit, Richard Nickel, and Ben Weese. Background track for the intro is Montana by Gilmore Mom.

Episode 10 - August 5th, 2017

This episode of Buildings on Air host Keefer Dunn chats with Byron Sigcho of the Pilsen Alliance on the fight against gentrification, and Sarah Rafson of Point Line Projects about CARYATIDS, a feminist architecture group working in the 90's in Chicago. Lastly, Skylar Moran subs in for our regular mailbag correspondents Ann Lui and Craig Reschke to answer your listener questions about architecture. 

Episode 9 - July 1st, 2017

This episode of Buildings on Air! First, William Emmick of Studio Gang talks to us about the firm and Bridgeport's shiny new Eleanor Street Boathouse along with Owen Lloyd, neighborhood fixture and a member of the park's advisory council. Then Piranesi meets ASCII as we are joined by Erik Herrmann and Ashley Bigham of Outpost Office who chat about their project "Another Campo Marzio" currently on display at Future Firm's Night Gallery. Lastly, Ann Lui and Craig Reschke of Future Firm join us to answer your listener questions in our monthly mailbag segment!  

Episode 8 - June 3rd, 2017

First up on this episode of Buildings on Air is Doug Spencer chatting with Keefer about his book “The Architecture of Neoliberalism: How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance.” Next we chat with journalist and two-time Buildings on Air guest Zach Mortice about his recent writings on the landscape architecture of the Obama Library and the preservation crisis of African-American cemeteries. Lastly, it’s the mailbag segment with Ann Lui and Craig Reschke of Future Firm who will answer your listener questions about buildings. Got a home improvement question? Send it in to buildingsonair@gmail.com!

Episode 7 - May 6t, 2017

This month's edition of Buildings on Air! First we speak with Jeffrey Roberts of New World Design to talk about his project to float flying pigs in front of the Trump tower. Next up Hamza Hasan and Shota Vashkamadze talk technology and its uses and abuses. Then it's Will Martin and Khoudia Sylla recapping this years American Institute of Architects convention with a cameo by friend of the show Skylar Morain. Last its a particularly silly mailbag with Ann Lui and Craig Reschke of Future Firm where we answer your listener questions about buildings!

Episode 6 - April 1st, 2017

This episode Keefer talks to Lynn Muller, Felipe Tendick-Matesanz and Billy Burdett about food policy and urban agriculture in the city of Chicago. Marianela D'Aprile spoke on agency and architecture, and how the profession might organize into a modern labor movement. Lastly, we open up the mailbag with Ann Lui and Craig Reschke of Future Firm and answer your listener questions!

Episode 5 - March 4th, 2017

This episode of Buildings on Air we talk about public housing, Trump's Wall and architectural activism, and then we open up the mailbag to answer listener questions. First up we are joined by writer Maya Duskmaova and Chicago Public Housing Initiative's executive director Leah Levinger for an in-depth discussion about housing policy in Chicago.  Then it's activist Carlos Roa, Dexter Walcott of the Architecture Lobby, and Gabrielle Printz of feminist architecture collaborative F-Architecture for a discussion of the real impacts of Trump's immigration policy and what architects can and are doing to organize an opposition now and moving forward. Then Ann Lui and Craig Reschke of Future Firm join us as always to answer your questions about buildings!

Episode 4 - February 4th, 2017

This episode Keefer is joined by Journalist Zach Mortice telling us about the redevelopment of the Chicago Housing Authorities Lathrope Homes. We'll also chat with architecture educators Eric Ellingsen, Leslie Johnson, and Lukasz Kowalczyk about how to talk politics in the classroom and what educators can do under Trump. Then we'll open up the mailbag to answer listener questions about architecture with Ann Lui and Craig Reschke of Future Firm. And lastly we'll talk with Priyanka Shah of the Architecture Lobby and Sarah Rafson of Architexx to talk about the architect's contingent at last weeks Women's March in DC!

Episode 3 - January 7th, 2017

This episode we open up the mailbag with Ann Lui and Craig Reschke. Then we talk about the land-ethic and alternate approaches to environmentalism with Shota Vashakmadze.

Lastly, we also have a chat looking forward to what 2017 has in store for architectural activism in a talk with Architecture Lobby co-founders Peggy Deamer and Quilian Riano.

Episode 2 - December 3rd, 2017

This episode Keefer talks with Jeff Roberts - New World Design about a proposal to obscure the Trump sign in Chicago, checks the mail bag with Craig Reschke of Future Firm, and discusses the recent statement released by the American Institute of Architects with Tom Jacobs of Architects Advocate and Katherine Darnstadt of Latent Design.