A bold Danish architect charms his way to the top.
Ambitious New York architects in their thirties or forties, waiting to become famous, comfort themselves with the thought that fame comes later to architects than to people who launch Web sites, design dresses, or make horror movies. Construction is slow and costly, and you can’t do it on your own. You can’t, at twenty, borrow money on a credit card, work through your weekends, and end up with an airport terminal.
So the career of Bjarke Ingels—who recently moved from Denmark to New York, in part, so that he could oversee construction of a giant white wedge of an apartment building that will fill most of an empty block on West Fifty-seventh Street—is vexing to some of his contemporaries; they notice a “disconnect between age and success,” as one of them put it. At thirty-seven, Ingels is in the first rank of international architects, or nearly so: he has a body of admired work in Denmark, including a remarkable four-hundred-and-seventy-six-unit apartment building, forming a figure eight around two courtyards, in which you can bike, on an outdoor path, to the tenth floor. He has won prizes, spoken at 10 Downing Street, taught at Harvard and Yale. Student architects become fluttery when asking him to sign copies of his book, a combined monograph and manifesto, written in comic-book form, entitled “Yes Is More.”
Published on Apr 21, 2017
Climate change poses real threats that call for tough choices under deep uncertainty. Louisiana has been called “the canary in the coal mine” for climate impacts as it reports rates of relative sea level rise among the highest in the world as more and more land disappears into the Gulf of Mexico. The public television documentary Managing Risk in a Changing Climate examines how Louisiana decision makers engage with researchers and stakeholders to inform choices about how to manage risks driven by changing sea levels and storms.
Featuring some of the nation’s leading climate experts and narrated by Peter Coyote, Managing Risk in a Changing Climate examines one of humanity’s most pressing challenges through the lens of the many academic disciplines needed to address the impacts and surrounding economic, social, and environmental issues that come with managing risk in a changing climate.
Scientists and policymakers have identified the potential for Earth systems threshold responses, or “tipping points,” that will potentially cause dramatic climate impacts. A melting of the Greenland ice sheet, for example, would cause sea-level rise that could threaten the sustainability of low-lying regions like the Louisiana lower Mississippi delta.
This work was supported by the National Science Foundation through the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) under NSF cooperative agreement GEO-1240507.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Published on Aug 7, 2015
This is the 56:46 PBS Broadcast Version of the acclaimed documentary NA KUPU MANA’OLANA: SEEDS OF HOPE that PREMIERED SEPT 19, 2013 on the television program, PBS PRESENTS on PBS Hawaii. This is a .m4v version. The film was filmed and broadcast in HD. The film features the music of Jack Johnson and Kapono Beamer and narrated by Puanani Burgess with an original score by James Kimo West. Mahalo for sharing this film and the wisdom of these great innovative farmers who are the “Seeds of Hope” for Hawaii. To order the DVD that includes the original 87 minute film and 35 minute version for schools, go to: http://www.seedsofhopethefilm.org /buy/#.Vd1tqbdUzsE
Published on Jun 3, 2016
Throughout the millennia, humans have turned to plants as a source of medicine and healing. Despite new synthesis technologies, our reliance on medicinal plants as a source of inspiration and genetic wealth is undiminished.
This program presents our historical and present day benefits of our connection to plants and the mysterious chemicals they make.
Originally aired on PBS in 1987.
Published on Jan 13, 2015
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FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin’s reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, “Putin’s Way” reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War. The film is a FRONTLINE production with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.