A Book Review - Inventory: Ghost Town: A River, A City, A Family A Memoir Book by Darran Anderson
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If You Like what we do support us here, https://anchor.fm/pbliving/support Publisher: Random House, 2020 A smuggler and a deserter, Darran Anderson’s grandfathers skirted the Second World War on the fringes of legality. Darran’s father survived the height of the political violence in Northern Ireland and Darran came of age during the final years of the Troubles. As a young man, Darran lost his way in the midst of hedonism, division and isolation. To find a way to exist in the world, he felt compelled to leave his hometown. But the disappearance of another young man in his family brings him back to the city and its history. Darran walks the banks of the River Foyle, his father and uncle by his side, searching for what has been lost and what might now be said. Inventory is sunlight, exposing and cleansing. It is a challenge to generations of silence. A portrait of a city, a biography of a family, a record of the objects that make up a life. Darran Anderson’s lucid and intimate prose offers a vital new perspective on a troubled history. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pbliving/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pbliving/support
In his new memoir Inventory, Darran Anderson recounts growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland, in the 80s, amid all of the humiliation and intimidation by police and an occupying army, the polarized politics, and the roughness of working class life. He talks with Jessa about the inheritance of anger and violence, and what such an immersive experience tells us about how to live today. Support this podcast: http://patreon.com/publicintellectual http://jessacrispin.com
Darran Anderson, the author of a new book called Inventory that uses objects as a structuring force, joins Paul to talk about everything from the value of approaching a subject via objects, to Mario Kart's blue shell as a momento mori. Twitter: @getobjectpodemail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPatreon: patreon.com/getobjectTwitch: twitch.tv/getobject
Books Editor Martin Doyle talks to Darran Anderson about his memoir of growing up in Troubles-torn Derry, Inventory: A River, A City, A Family.They discuss the book's themes of family, history and memory, its inspiration found in the ideas of Georges Perec, and how it relates to his previous work, Imaginary Cities, an exploration of urban landscapes that never were, or that existed only on the page or on the screen.
Darran Anderson is a writer and author of *Imaginary Cities* and the forthcoming *Inventory*. His writing on architecture, design, and space has appeared in The Atlantic, Vice, and CityLab. In this episode, Jarrett and Darran talk about his early interest in architecture and literature, experimenting with new forms of writing, and expanding how we talk about architecture and cities. Links from this episode can be found at scratchingthesurface.fm.
Summer Season 2019 – Episode 2: Darran Anderson and Agustina Martire
The Infinite City
In this special summer season of The Infinite City, listen out for interviews with professionals whose careers have intersected with the city of Belfast and with the work of PLACE. But first, we have a live episode we recorded last October. Our venue was the amazing Sonic Lab at Queen’s University. If you haven’t already heard it, Part 1 featuring Aisling O’Beirn and Garrett Carr is available now. Here, in part 2, our guests are Darran Anderson, the Derry-born, London-based author of Imaginary Cities and Agustina Martire, who came from South America by way of several other cities to settle in Belfast, as an urbanist and lecturer and an advocate of city streets. We also have a wrap up session with all four guests and some audience Q&A. This live episode was made possible thanks to the support of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Arts & Business NI, British Council and Belfast International Arts Festival. The Infinite City is a project by PLACE. Our Summer Season 2019 is supported by Belfast City Council.
Darran is the author of 'Imaginary Cities', an exploration of metropolis, imagination, and the symbiosis within. It was published by Influx Press. His second book, Tidewrack will be released on the 8th of March 2018 from Chatto & Windus. It is the second in a trilogy of books about cities. He is a Contributing Editor for White Noise Magazine. DARRAN'S BOOK CHOICES: The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov Darran tweets prolifically @Oniropolis and you can visit his website for more information about what he's up to. If you haven't already, please consider leaving the podcast a review on iTunes. It makes a massive difference and helps new people discover the show.
Darran Anderson, author of the book Imaginary Cities, joins the podcast to talk about cities, architecture, and utopianism. We talk about coffin cubicles, mile high towers, the problem with smart cities, and a whole lot more. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopias, real and imaginary. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The Fucked Up Beat.
Darran Anderson is the author of Imaginary Cities (Influx Press/University of Chicago Press) and the forthcoming Tidewrack (Vintage/Farrar, Straus and Giroux). He has also written the forthcoming e-book In Defence of Expressionist Architecture for Machine Books. He has written on the intersection of architecture and politics, technology, culture and futurism for the likes of The Guardian, Wired and Aeon. He has given talks on these issues at the LSE, the V&A, the Bartlett, the Bristol Festival of Ideas, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Robin Boyd Foundation, Melbourne among others. He gave the 2016 keynote speech for the British Council at the Venice Architecture Biennale.