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Top Discussions This Week 2/5

A lot of interesting conversations happened in the digital sphere, and I wanted to share a few with you that I found intriguing. This is obviously not a comprehensive list, but a curation of some things that caught my attention on a range of topics. You can share any great conversations with me here.

Here are this week’s Top Discussions:

Rational Optimism on The Jordan Peterson Podcast

Jordan Peterson and Matt Ridley talked about Rational Optimism in this great podcast. It was an uplifting discussion about how innovation is improving lives of people across the world.

The History of the Pantheon and St. Peter’s

And, I was able to talk to Frank Cunha III about Traditional Architecture. In this discussion, we went over the history of the Pantheon and St. Peter’s Basilica, and why those are important architectural monuments. You can watch the YouTube video here.

Artist & Icons

Matt Fradd of Pints with Aquinas talked to an artist and iconographer, Jonathan Pageau about how art affects us and can draw us in. Plus, he does a great job at juxtaposing pornography from iconography, and why they’re different.

Top Discussions on Social

What is Progress?

My Twitter thread sparked some interesting conversations on progress. I had trouble following the whole thing, but there were some interesting arguments being made. You just have to sift through some trolling and snide remarks to get there.

8 Facts, 8 Friends

8 Facts, 8 Friends got a lot of great discussions happening as well. This one is mine, but there were many other great ones as well. The Vital Masculinity Podcast got me involved in this thread, and Boston the Podcast Guy takes the prize for funniest iteration of this trend.

Let me know if you see conversations out there that I should include! You can let me know here. Or, just hit me up on Twitter.

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200. Restoring Old Homes with Beauty and Purpose - Conversation of Our Generation

I've talked to a couple of architects and discussed the charm of local neighborhoods. In my conversation with Bill Martin, we discussed restoring old homes. And, we talked about his philosophy on how to do that in a way that serves his client and is in keeping with the neighborhood. Furthermore, he does this with sustainability as a primary focus as well. If you're interested in learning more, listen below to understand his philosophy. You can also find more about Bill's work here. https://conversationofourgeneration.com/2021/03/01/restoring-old-homes-with-beauty-and-purpose/(opens in a new tab) "Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." -Frank Gehry Restoring Old Homes After a while, homes need to be touched up. Even if they're in good shape, people may want to change them to fit a new style of living. So, restoring old homes is important if we don't want to tear down and rebuild. It is also a more efficient and sustainable way of updating a home than tearing down and rebuilding. The practicality of restoration, I think, is clear. But, there is something to maintaining the character and history of a home and not getting rid of it. Doing it With Beauty And Purpose Bill does this with beauty. He focuses on creating an aesthetically impressive home that is in keeping with the neighborhood. Instead of trying to fuel his ego, he seeks to build something for the client and the community. Building with purpose is another part of this, ensuring that his building serves the client and the community. His approach that recognizes the need to balance these different uses and economic factors is unique. More architects should learn about his philosophy, which he calls E-FABism. "Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart." -Arthur Erickson --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
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