The High LineBy
This week's show is all about cities and a highlight is a visit to New York's Highline, a former elevated freight railroad running two kilometres along the lower west side of Manhattan which has been redesigned and planted as an extraordinary public park. The first stage of the Highline opened recently and radio docoumentary maker John Connell took a walk on the Highline for By Design.
4 November 2009
ABC Radio National’s By Design is a program about how we shape our world - a vibrant show about people and the things that surround us.
From the cities and buildings we live in to the cars we drive and clothes we wear, the program deals with architecture and material culture, the politics of the built environment and design - all through the prism of our daily lives.
It explains how, through the creative process, human ideas take on tangible form and designers reinvent the world to keep pace with its changing needs and desires, lifting the quality of our lives.
The program explores how design -- the way things look, feel and function -- reflects social change; what the decisions we make as consumers of architecture and everyday objects tell us about who we are.