Sat, 10 October 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The 99% Invisible City – A field guide to the world of hidden design

Roman Mars In Conversation




The creator of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast joins us to celebrate the unsung marvels of the urban world and tell the story of how our cities work.

Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?

Or stopped to ponder who gets to name the streets we walk along?

Or what the story is behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships?

99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the pavements we traverse. A multi award-winning show with half a billion downloads, 99PI celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people they impact.

Now host Roman Mars joins How To Academy to zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs.

In conversation with broadcaster and journalist Matthew Stadlen, Roman will reveal the secret histories of the everyday elements that make our cities work. It’s an unmissable guide to the world around us from a bone fide master storyteller.

This event is organised in partnership with FANE:

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