About Buildings + Cities
Luke Jones & George Gingell Discuss Architecture, History and Culture
2 years ago

Shoetopia! — by Stories from the Eastern West

A collaboration between About Buildings + Cities and Stories from the Eastern West (@sftewpodcast) — a cool podcast telling little-known stories from Central & Eastern Europe.

We discuss Tomas Bata's modernist shoe-factory Utopia in Zlin, Moravia, his project to create an orderly (and suitably hierarchical) paradise for loyal, productive, clean-living workers, and the spread of his model all over Europe — even as far as Essex!

Thanks a lot to Wojciech and Adam for coming to interview us.

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