99% Invisible

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Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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99% Invisible

Roman Mars
1 279- The Containment Plan2017-10-10 23:14:13
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279- The Containment Plan

It’s hard to overstate the vastness of the Skid Row neighborhood in Los Angeles. It spans roughly 50 blocks, which is about a fifth of the entire downtown area of Los Angeles. It’s very clear when you’ve entered Skid Row. The sidewalks are mostly occupied by makeshift homes. A dizzying array of tarps and tents stretch out for blocks, improvised living structures sitting side by side. The edge of Skid Row is clearly defined and it wasn’t drawn by accident.  It’s the result of a very specific plan to keep homeless people on one side and development on the other. And, perhaps surprisingly to outsiders: it’s a plan that Skid Row residents and their allies actually designed and fought for. The Containment Plan …read more

2 278- The Athletic Brassiere2017-10-03 23:13:42
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3 277- Ponte City Tower2017-09-26 17:29:10
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4 276- The Finnish Experiment2017-09-19 21:14:13
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5 275- Coal Hogs Work Safe2017-09-12 22:14:40
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6 274- The Age of the Algorithm2017-09-05 23:45:54
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7 273- Notes on an Imagined Plaque2017-08-29 21:47:20
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8 272- Person in Lotus Position2017-08-22 21:13:02
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9 271- The Great Dismal Swamp2017-08-15 22:42:25
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10 270- The Stethoscope2017-08-09 01:09:48
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11 269- Ways of Hearing2017-08-01 23:39:13
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12 268- El Gordo2017-07-25 18:04:57
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13 267- The Trials of Dan and Dave2017-07-18 23:55:45
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14 266- Repackaging the Pill2017-07-11 22:45:33
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15 265- The Pool and the Stream2017-07-04 21:27:03
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16 264- Mexico 682017-06-27 21:10:37
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17 263- You Should Do a Story2017-06-20 19:01:27
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18 262- In the Same Ballpark2017-06-13 23:02:41
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19 Intro to a new Roman Mars podcast: What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law2017-06-08 20:53:04
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20 261- Squatters of the Lower East Side2017-05-30 22:34:04
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