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Here There Be Dragons - Frontières (Borders)
This episode will focus not just on the identities of people but of places. We’ll be talking about the way that Paris is divided through years of history, politics and design. Cities have significant physical and psychic borders that create local bias and affinities. Paris is no different.
Here There Be Dragons - Codes
Last episode we talked about “French hipsters” or bobos and the anxiety about being perceived as one. This episode we’ll be expanding our ideas about how people want to be perceived in public space. The stereotype of Parisians being stylish and glamorous trendsetters is nothing new. But the more you get to know the city the more you see how style can be contentious. It often dances along the fault lines of gender, class, religion, race, and sexuality. How people dress is directly...
Here There Be Dragons - BoboLand!(Gentrification)
Bobo means bourgeois-bohème; a left leaning, culture loving elite. Kind of the French version of the hipster. Someone of or joining a more comfortable class who likes to dabble in the cultural spaces of the working class and/or ethnic groups. The bobo like the hipster is the boogieman of gentrification. No one wants to be bobo and yet we see them everywhere. And with their presence goes the neighborhoods we knew. This episode will be dispatches from and on the edge of Boboland.
Here There Be Dragons - Violence
Here There Be Dragons Podcast: New Yorkers Respond to Violence Welcome to the first episode of Here There Be Dragons, a podcast exploring safety and identity in cities. I spoke to seven New York natives from all over the city about their stories and experiences. The episodes that follow will be released weekly on CoLab Radio over the next 2 months. The theme of this inaugural episode is violence in the city. Violence, the experience of it, the threat of it, the rumor of it has a tendency...
Here There Be Dragons - Public Housing
Here There Be Dragons Podcast: New Yorkers Discuss Public Housing Welcome to the third episode of Here There Be Dragons, a podcast about safety and identity in cities. I spoke to seven New York natives from all over the city about their stories and experiences. The six episodes that follow will be released weekly on CoLab Radio. In the third episode below we hear New Yorkers reflect on public housing. Public housing, the projects, have a reputation in New York, even to people who’ve never...