A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all!
Lunatics, Inmates, and Homeowners: The History of Roosevelt Island. On not having freedom from want, the terrible loneliness of growing up poor in Robert Putnam’s America, and how luck works.
How Louis Kahn's drawings changed his architecture and the Isamu Noguchi Exhibition at Pace Gallery. The world lost two incredible architects this week: Frei Otto, dies at 89, and Michael Graves, postmodernist architect who designed towers and teakettles, dies at 80.
On the lives of extraordinary women: Janet Vaughan, who changed our relationship with blood, Jane Goodall is still wild at heart, and Frances Perkins, Marian Anderson, and Eleanor Roosevelt.