This Week on DnA: Designing for Sochi and Hollywood: The Olympic Park, Her and Gravity

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Jerry Anderson talks about working with Russians on the design of Sochi Olympic Park. K.K. Barrett and Andy Nicholson discuss their production work, on Her and Gravity.


The Winter Olympic Games are a showy statement of Russia’s regained power on the world stage. But the designers behind it are American. Jerry Anderson of Populous talks about the joys and challenges of working with Russians despite a tricky political history.

Two Oscar-nominated movies have had people talking about their visuals as much as their gripping performances: Her and Gravity. K.K. Barrett talks about imagining a future LA for Her; Andy Nicholson talks about the work that went into creating a “period piece” about space.