What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, May 29, 2015

A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all! 


This week, the AIA screened “An Architect’s Story: Chris Downey,” a four-minute film that is most inspiring and worth seeing. We also learned about #ilookup.

How Nebraska abolished the death penalty, and the students from Spellbound today and what that tells us about class in America. 

Toronto’s freshly inaugurated Aga Khan Park spans 17-acres and connects the Aga Khan Museum to the Ismaili Center.

The Chicago Athenaeum declares that good design is a human right, an inside-look at the Getty Conservation Institute and their good work at Salk, and architects and preservationists discuss what must be done to restore Nepal’s earthquake-damaged treasures. The role of women designers in postwar Modernism and LEGOs at the Highline.

We may just pitch a tent in New York City one evening and the art of glamping in state parks! But first, we want to stop by and see the new 20-square-foot Mmuseumm 2, curated by our favorite artist Maira Kalman.