Scaffold Episode 85: Charlotte Cooper

The writer Charlotte Cooper considers how social resistance and control manifest in the built environment in her new book Poundbury: A Queer Tour of Monarchy.

Charlotte Cooper is the author of Poundbury: A Queer Tour of Monarchy, published earlier this year by 33 Editions.

 "One of my bugbears about Poundbury is that it’s not an honest place – it’s pretending to be something that it isn’t. They talk about how green it is, how it is invested in traditional building techniques, but it’s also breeze blocks, it’s plastic, it’s a great place to park your car […] My question is, if you could, what would bring the truth our of Poundbury, what would show it for what it is?"


Listen to episode 85: Charlotte Cooper

Scaffold is a podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists and designers. Hosted by Matthew Blunderfield and produced by the Architecture Foundation, it is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and most major podcast streaming platforms.

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