One Nation, Under Construction

May 1st, 2010 - June 30th, 2011 | PROJECT

The Chicago Architecture Foundation will produce "One Nation, Under Construction," a weekly web and radio broadcast program that engages people in learning the stories behind the building – conceptual and physical – of America’s spaces, places, and structures. Each week, the show will address a humanities theme through exploration of architecture, infrastructure, urban history, planning, and landscape. While drawing on the latest scholarship, each 60-minute broadcast will surprise, engage, and move viewers as it investigates the link between the ways of building and the values of the builders. The innovative power of this project derives from its approach –featuring the everyday voices and stories that illuminate humanities themes discussed by featured scholars and experts – combined with an internet-based strategy linked to a national scholarly network and the Chicago Architecture Foundation's extensive programming.

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Team Members

Gregory Dreicer, Principal Investigator, Chicago Architecture Foundation


Funding Source: NEH
Award Number: TD-50195-10
Funding Amount: 40000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Engineering | History | policy | law | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology