The Pritzker Prize

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Can the poor have great design? Yes, according to architect Alejandro Aravena. This week he won the biggest prize in architecture, The Pritzker Prize. Aravena, 48, is from Chile. The Pritzker jury cited his innovative work in social housing and in rebuilding cities after natural disasters. In a recent TED talk, he said he tries to involve regular people in the design process. We get a primer on his work.

Credits

Guest:
Carolina Miranda - staff writer covering arts and culture, LA Times - @cmonstah

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher