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Photo: Aerial photo of Rio Barra Olympic Park, masterplanned by AECOM (Robb Williamson)

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Avishay Artsy

Building the Olympics 7 MIN, 35 SEC

With days left before the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off, the city of Rio de Janeiro is in a last-minute scramble. Bill Hanway, who lead the master planning for construction and architecture at Rio 2016 and London 2012, gives DnA an inside scoop on the design and development that went into this year's global event – and a taste of their work on LA's 2024 Olympics bid.

Guests:
Bill Hanway, AECOM (@billhanway)

More:
Every Olympic venue in Rio de Janeiro, mapped
Get a 360-degree view of 20 Olympic arenas via Google Street View
LA 2024 mulls temporary Olympic facilities – a raised coliseum track, maybe?

Tropical modernism 5 MIN, 40 SEC

One of the most important – and often forgotten – Brazilian modernist architects is Lina Bo Bardi. She found her voice setting modern works in the rainforest, starting with Casa de Vidro, then designed the São Paulo Museum of Art. Bo Bardi is now the subject of a new show, Tropical Modernism: Lina Bo Bardi, at Santa Monica's Christopher Grimes Gallery. We caught up with the artist behind it, Veronika Kellndorfer.

Guests:
Veronika Kellndorfer, artist

More:
Places Journal: Lina Bo Bardi and the architecture of everyday culture
Listen to KCRW's 'Art Talk' discuss "Tropical Modernism: Lina Bo Bardi"
Watch a short video on Lina Bo Bardi
Wallpaper: Bo Bardi's buildings: Veronika Kellndorfer explores Brazilian modernism, in LA

eGamer wear 15 MIN, 5 SEC

The inaugural eGames – a two-day, international computer gaming tournament – will take place alongside the Rio Olympics. And with professional video gaming on the rise, e-gaming entrepreneurs are designing clothing for these competitions. DnA talks with Nate Eckman, the LA-based co-founder of Ultimate Media Ventures and the lifestyle apparel line ULT. Then KCRW's Eric J. Lawrence and Brandon Devine test drive the clothing. Find out if it improves their game!

Guests:
Nate Eckman, Ultimate Media Ventures (@n8oooo)
Brandon DeVine, KCRW
Eric J. Lawrence, KCRW DJ (@ericjlawrence)

More:
LA Times: Can a Los Angeles startup give video gamers a stylish look?
Fortune: Ultimate Media Ventures launching new e-sports site, apparel brand

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