Episode #440

Trash, Landfill, Fenway

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Saturday, October 04, 2003

Kurt Andersen and the landscape architect Niall Kirkwood, explore the millions of ways that artists use trash. A sculptor in Texas rescues cast-offs for his art. A New Yorker devotes her creative career to sanitation workers and their daily grind. And an Oregon artist describes the glee of throwing her own art away.

Guests:

Niall Kirkwood

Commentary: Girls on Film

This time of year it's often just too pretty out to sit and watch a movie inside. But Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen just got a breath of fresh air — inside the theater.

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Design for the Real World: Junk Mail

Graphic designer and writer Steven Heller looks at the only trash you let come in your house every day. Junk Mail. Or as the industry calls it, direct mail. Produced by Michael Raphael.

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Special Guest: Niall Kirkwood

Niall Kirkwood teaches Landscape Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard where he is also the director of the Center for Technology and Environment. His passion for trashed and neglected landscapes has led him to focus his work around urban brownfields, Superfund sites, and closed landfills.

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Landfill Artist

Over thirty years ago, New York artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles decided to find out what happened to her own garbage, and she never turned back. Produced by Mallory Kasdan.

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Junk Sculptor

The sculptor and performance artist Ned Schaper has been working with found objects for the last twenty years. He says his kinetic junk-sculptures come together by accident. Produced by Julia Barton.

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Trashed

Have you ever been rooting around in some drawer in your house and come across an old short story from college? Or a poem you wrote in high school? Chances are, that whether you thought the thing was terrific or embarrassingly bad, you didn't throw it out. Artist

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Fenway

If you're watching the baseball playoffs this season, you may have noticed the grass underfoot at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Those geometric patterns criss-crossed in light and dark are the handiwork of David Mellor. Mellor is the director of grounds at Fenway, and he designs ...

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