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The Role of Buildings in the Cultural Life of Cities

How urban infrastructure and design are shaping the cultural life of cities from Buenos Aires to Berlin and Lisbon to Luanda.

From Buenos Aires Irene Caselli reports on a new $2.5 million cultural centre giving everything away for free. As Angola celebrates 40 years of independence from Portugal, how much cultural exchange still exists between the two countries? We hear from Lisbon and Luanda to find out. And Berlin is a city with a rich literary tradition, but where is the ideal spot to sit and write? Novelist Gregor Hens reveals his favourite place. Presented by Tina Daheley.

27 minutes