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92Y Culture Klatsch Q&A With Diana Balmori


Diana Balmori is a noted landscape scholar, author and design principal of the landscape and urban design firm Balmori Associates, NYC. Her latest book, A Landscape Manifesto, includes discussions of urban ecology, environmental conservation, and environmentally beneficial building techniques. So it probably isn’t much of a surprise to learn some of her favorite websites include Architizer, BLDGBlog and Urban Omnibus.

Those websites are only part of Diana’s media and culture diet. Learn more below, in the 92Y Culture Klatsch Q&A with Diana Balmori, and stop by 92nd Street Y on November 15 when she’s here with MoMA’s Peter Reed. 

Where do you for news when you start your day?
WNYC 93.9 and WQXR 105.9

What are your favorite websites?
Wikipedia, Architizer, BLDGBlog and Urban Omnibus.

How much do you use Twitter and Facebook or other social networking services?

What book are you currently reading or last one you read? (Print or Digital)
Far Away and Long Ago: A Childhood in Argentina and Hockney on Turner Watercolours.

\What magazines do you subscribe to?
The New Yorker, Wired and Architect’s Newspaper

What are you current or all-time favorite TV shows?
TV Series: “Foley’s War” and “NCIS”

What’s the last movie you saw?
Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams

What’s the last performance (dance/ opera/ theater) you attended?
The Select: The Sun Also Rises, Robert Wilson’s Threepenny Opera, Freud’s Last Session

What’s the last music you purchased?
Jean-Baptiste Lully, Astor Piazzolla

What radio shows or podcasts do you listen to?
WNYC 93.9, WQXR 105.9

What’s your favorite piece of art on display in your home?
A pastel drawing by Margaret Morton, “Chinese Dream Stone.”

Where do you go / what do you do to “disconnect”?
I go to the seashore.

Diana Balmori is here on November 15 with MoMA’s Peter Reed.

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