Building Stories (Update)

April 26, 2015

Every space has a sound and every sound tells a story. No metaphor here, nothing fancy, we mean actual stories about actual buildings.Good stories and bad ones too.

  1. Stories from Cabrini Green

    When the last of the infamous Chicago Public Housing buildings were demolished Audrey Petty asked herself a few questions, “Where did everybody go?” And, “what are their memories?”

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  2. Ever Wonder About the Sounds a Building Makes?

    Sound engineer Ryan Schimmenti put it best, "every space has a sound, every sound tells a story." Using high-end equipment he documents and records the "voices" of buildings.

    There are a lot of those sounds in this piece. But if you want more . . .

     

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  3. Chris Ware on his graphic novel "Building Stories"

    The celebrated cartoonist Chris Ware has a graphic novel called “Building Stories.”  It is full of stories. It is an actual building. Steve Paulson says, “it’s like nothing he’s even seen or read before.”

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  4. Meat Houses. Yes, Houses Made Out of Meat

    Mitchell Joaquim and the Terreform 1 team are looking for new, organic ways of building homes… and cities. About 4 billion of us live in cities right now. Predictions are, by the end of this century, that number will be closer to 8 billion. That means, for the foreseeable future, we need to build the equivalent of a city of one million people EVERY WEEK... How?

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  5. Ken "The Voice" Nordine reads his jazz poem "Yellow"

    Ken Nordine is the epitome of jazz poetry. He has an amazing voice. His nickname is, in fact, "The Voice."  Best known for his Word Jazz series, this poem is one he did for a paint company. The paint company is long forgotten but the poem lives on.

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  6. Here, Bullet - War Poetry by Flashlight

    Brian Turner was an average young American who volunteered for military service in Iraq. At night he wrote poetry by flashlight. When his tour ended, he collected his poems into a book called "Here, Bullet." This one is called "A Night in Blue."

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  7. Poet Rae Armantrout on Reading Poetry Out Loud

    You know poems can be different things to different people: solace, a call to action, beauty. A reflection on war. But to Rae Armantrout there’s one thing that all poetry should be - read out loud.

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