“Stories of the Nature of Cities 1/2 Hour” is a monthly series of readings from TNOC’s collection of very short fiction about future cities. Each episode is 30 minutes and features two readings and then a conversation between the authors and an urban practitioner.
Episode 3: Generations and Climate Change
“A Child of the Oasis” by Ari Honavar, read by Nora Achrati
A mother and daughter meet an undocumented refugee on their annual ride to the father’s Remembrance Wall.
“Not Icarus” by Michael Harris Cohen, read by Dori Legg
A grandmother defies social law by killing birds to try to save her granddaughter from disease.
The stories are read, and then authors Ari and Michael are joined by social scientist Laura Shillington, a researcher and practitioner whose work in Canada and Central America often concerns children and families.