Rebecca Solnit
In conversation with Christopher Hawthorne
November 10, 2016

What makes a place? The stories of a city are inexhaustible and contradictory as cities themselves are in constant conflict between memory and erasure. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit’s latest work in a trilogy of atlases (New York, New Orleans, San Francisco) portrays the myriad ways we coexist and move through a city depending on our race, gender, age and so much more.  In conversation with architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, Solnit expands our ideas of how cities are imagined and considers how they might look in the immediate future. Join a discussion with two people who have thought deeply about the possibilities of the infinite city.

Listen
Subscribe
Share on

Explore

Video | September 19, 2017

Rebellion! Public Art and Political Dissent: Oaxaca and L.A

Chaz Bojórquez and artist collective Tlacolulokos

With the likes of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, Mexico has a long tradition of politically engaged public art…

Podcast | November 14, 2017

Oaxaca’s Third Gender: Man, Woman, Muxe

Víctor Cata, Zackary Drucker, Maritza Sanchez

THIS PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH. Anthropologists have traced the Meso-American acceptance of people of mixed gender…

Podcast | October 24, 2017

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Roz Chast

New York Times bestselling author Roz Chast returns to ALOUD with her hilarious new graphic memoir, Going Into Town: A Love Letter…

Podcast | September 26, 2017

American Inferno:
How My Cousin Became a South Central Statistic

Danielle Allen

In Danielle Allen’s elegiac family memoir, Cuz: On the Life and Times of Michael A., she tries to make sense of…

Podcast | September 19, 2017

Rebellion! Public Art and Political Dissent: Oaxaca and L.A.

Chaz Bojórquez and artist collective Tlacolulokos

BILINGUAL PROGRAM (SPANISH/ENGLISH) With the likes of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, Mexico has a long tradition of politically…


Top of Page