Topical Podcast on reading the landscape

Hi everyone, I just listed to 99 percent invisible’s recent podcast on mail order homes, an phenomenon that plays a minor part in the urban landscape of U.S. cities. This podcast provides a window to see homeownership trends during the 1910s and 20s and gives some additional insight into both macro-economic processes affecting the mortgage market and the architectural styles of mail-order homes. I think it’s a great story to listen to right now as y’all are reading the urban landscape in St. Paul. Its discussion of adaptive re-use of commercial buildings will also be highly relevant in a later part of the course. I highly recommend it!

link: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-house-that-came-in-the-mail/

 

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