In the imaginary city of Armillo conceived by Italo Calvino in Invisible Cities, all that remains is the plumbing. Today’s show looks at water from the mostly invisible perch of what we don’t often see.
Suyama Space (a Seattle gallery located inside the offices of architecture firm Suyama Peterson Deguchi) recently installed Uprising, an elaborate network of hand-crafted plumbing. Gallery curator Beth Sellars tells us why. Next, we hear from Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc of Sans Facon. They’re working with the City of Calgary on an innovative program called Watershed+ and we’ll hear how the collaboration aims to make the urban watershed a little less invisible. And finally, John Knechtel tells why the topic became a book: Water. Inside, you’ll find the musical score from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, photographs of a water-damaged journal from the gold rush, a collection of bottled water, and architectural ideas for watershed solutions. [image: Uprising, Suyama Space by M. Woods | Glen Devon Spillway image by Sans Facon | Uprising by M. Woods] follow Watershed+