Buildings shape the stories of our everyday life.
But in the world of architecture and design, we think about more than just buildings. We think about everything they touch—from the air we breathe and the ground beneath our feet to the way we think and feel. We call it the “built environment,” and it’s changing all the time. It might even be changing you.
We’re here to turn design inside out.
“We” are Erika, Eunice, and Lauren: a public health expert, an urban designer, and a poet. Two of us are huge nerds about data, as in, the statistics and the stories of communities. Our third half is a huge nerd about the design of words and sound. Together we ask the hard questions, bond over food and hot takes, and amplify the voices that are too often left out of design and the built environment.
Our story starts with people.
The spaces we inhabit should be places for humans to experience joy, spontaneity, curiosity—while feeling safe and comfortable and healthy. But we know that’s not always the case. We’re here to tell you you do have a voice in how your environment gets built.
On this show, we share what we know in our love languages—design, policy, and research—but go ahead and speak your own. You can demand to know how decisions are being made, where and when they’re being made, and who is making them—so you can make the power of design work for you and the people you care about.