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Thomas Heatherwick on design and architecture

Duration:
43 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 May 2012

On Start the Week Andrew Marr goes in search of ancient landscapes with the writer Robert Macfarlane. With a mix of geology, cartography and natural history, Macfarlane journeys on foot to explore ideas of pilgrimage, trespass and ancient pathways. Jonathan Meades is equally preoccupied with a sense of place, but turns his attention to its architecture and the futility of landmark buildings. Anna Minton argues against the increasing privatisation of public space. And size is no matter to the designer Thomas Heatherwick - from a new London double decker, to a bridge that curls up and a handbag made from zips - he always has the human scale in mind.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

  • JONATHAN MEADES

    Jonathan Meades is a writer and broadcaster.

    'Museum Without Walls' will be published by Unbound in September.

    Museum Without Walls
  • ANNA MINTON

    Anna Minton is a writer and journalist.

    An updated edition of 'Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City' is published by Penguin.

    Anna Minton
  • ROBERT MACFARLANE

    Robert Macfarlane is a writer and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

    'The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot' is published by Hamish Hamilton.

    The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
  • THOMAS HEATHERWICK

    Thomas Heatherwick is a designer.

    A retrospective of his work, 'Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary', will be at the V&A from 31 May - 30 September 2012.

    'Thomas Heatherwick: Making', the first comprehensive monograph of his work, is published by Thames & Hudson.

    Heatherwick Studio
  • Extrusions, Heatherwick Studio, photograph Peter Mallet

    Extrusions, Heatherwick Studio, photograph Peter Mallet

  • Pacific Place, Heatherwick Studio, photograph Iwan Baan

    Pacific Place, Heatherwick Studio, photograph Iwan Baan

  • Spun Coriolis, Heatherwick Studio, photograph Cristiano Corte

    Spun Coriolis, Heatherwick Studio, photograph Cristiano Corte

  • UK Pavilion, Heatherwick Studio, photograph Iwan Baan

    UK Pavilion, Heatherwick Studio, photograph Iwan Baan

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