Link List #157: Parasite, Pulitzers, and post-pandemic cities

This week we’ve been reading about the architectural masterpiece at the center of Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, nepotism in the art world, and what our cities will look like after the global pandemic.

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  • Did you know that the affluent household from Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite was built entirely from scratch? In this article, The Spaces talks to production designer Lee Ha-jun about how he conceived and executed this ambitious feat of modern architecture.
  • “Without family connections it can feel impossible to get your foot in the door of the art world, where a lack of transparency leads to limited diversity in the workplace,” says Louise Benson. In her latest column for Elephant, the London-based writer explores nepotism and questions how the coronavirus crisis will affect job prospects in already competitive industries.
  • Foreign Policy asks 12 leading global experts in urban planning, policy, history, and health to give their predictions on what our cities will look like after the global pandemic.
  • How many hours of sleep do we actually need? According to Pocket Worthy, it depends on how well you want your brain to work.
  • At times of crisis, it can be appealing to retreat back into the certainty of the past. In this article, BBC News showcases photographs by Jacques Henri Lartigue who captured Paris’ La Belle Époque, an era of political, commercial and creative optimism.
  • This week, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for her introductory essay to The 1916 Project, an ongoing initiative recognizing the 400th anniversary of American slavery. Read the prize-winning essay on The New York Times.

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