In this New York Times bestseller based on their popular podcast, The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to The Hidden World of Everyday Design, co-authors Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.
Michael Piper, Director of Master of Urban Design Program is joined by Daniels Faculty students from across the design disciplines to delve into this recently released book with the authors, Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt.
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Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. With over 400 million downloads, the 99% Invisible podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Fast Company named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in 2013. He was a TED main stage speaker in 2015. It is currently the most popular TED Talk about design with over 6 million views. His crowd funding campaigns have raised over $4 million and he's the highest-funded journalist in Kickstarter history. He is also a co-founder of Radiotopia, a collective of ground-breaking independent podcasts.
Kurt Kohlstedt is a writer, editor, and producer at 99% Invisible, a radio show and website about design hosted by Roman Mars, with whom Kurt recently authored the New York Times best-selling book: The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design. Kurt has also gone on tour with the show, given talks and participated in panels on various subjects from how Kindergartens shaped Modern art and design to creative adaptive reuse strategies for big-box stores.
Michael Piper, Director of Master of Urban Design Program at the University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design and Daniels Faculty students from across the design disciplines.