This Scenery episode first aired on November 4th. Taking the reigns were Scenery OG’s Ryan Winter and Mateo Szlapek-Sewillo. Ryan had been a busy man since last on The Scenery and surprised us all with an epic conversation that he had recorded with fellow Radio Adelaide presenters Angelique Edmonds and John Byleveld from show The Plan. The Plan airs on 101.5FM Wednesdays from 6PM and discusses all things design, environment and affect.
Adelaide’s urban plan has been on the tip of many tongues in the last many years. There are a great many motives for peoples interest, debate and investment in Adelaide’s plan whether it be cultural, economic, aesthetic or all three. It seems it is our time now when most of those involved are beginning to sync up in their methods and ideas, and even at times collaborating, to improve the livability of our capital.The importance of this can be realised with the creation of various government funded bodies to address this very issue, those being 5000+, the Integrated Design Commission and Picture Adelaide. Many people have applauded the Stephen Yarwood led Adelaide City Council for their efforts to make it easier for those improving the city to do so, though some still have their criticism of the outmoded city planning laws and bureaucracies. Of course much praise must be given to those, who for whatever reason, have done their utmost to stimulate the culture of the city, creating vibrancy, with artist run spaces , street art, vacant building activation and community discussion.
Ryan’s discussion with The Plan addresses mainly the practical elements of Adelaide’s plan and the infrastructure development needed to achieve and accommodate the city’s population and growth, as well as the engagement required within the community.
This week’s feature track comes from Melbourne via Albury-Wodonga band Dirt Farmer with the track Real Young. You guys like sitting in the sun, with your back against a tree, sipping on a frozen sangria, wasting the day away listening to your mates tell stories from the sprawl, right? Well this is the soundtrack to that.
Hey Eckhart, think about the future.
Love Mateo & Ryan (and alex).