What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, May 8, 2015

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


What it means to work in a nail salon, and why some business men pretend to work 80-hour weeks

Richard Serra's second public commission in Qatar. "The most astonishing residue of time is a collection of buildings that, despite, entropy, abandonment, and land values, remain empty but mystifyingly undemolished." Eileen Gray’s E1027 in Cote d'Azur is resurrected. Hope for a sustainable future in six design projects, and the sustainable tiny houses that comprise “Bestie Row”

On how Social Impact Studios created the largest and most comprehensive source of WPA posters and 60 modern public service announcements. (PS - Social Impact Studios is coming to the Park for a special screen-printing workshop & book talk on May 16!) 

Obama becomes one of three presidents to visit all 50 states, and "more than half of the sugar produced in the United States comes not from cane but from beets -" on the migrant workers who pick them.

And in case you missed our newsletter on reading: Here it is