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Tangible Remnants

A podcast for lovers of existing buildings who want to learn from the past to shape a better future.

Join sustainable preservation architect, Nakita Reed, as she explores the interconnectedness of architecture, preservation, sustainability, race and gender. You’ll learn about people, buildings, and policies that made a historical impact and hear from women and BIPOC practitioners who are impacting the built environment today.

This podcast is part of the // Gābl Media Network.

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Feb. 12, 2024

Victoria Theater with Joseph Kandoth

This episode is all about the Victoria Theater in NY and features a conversation with Joseph Kandoth of Aufgang Architects. The Victoria Theater was one of four contiguous vaudeville houses on West 125th Street, along with th...

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Jan. 29, 2024

Cedar Hill in Washington, DC

A tangible remnant is a historic building that left a mark on the built environment and tells the story of people who came before us. This episode explores the tangible remnant that is Cedar Hill in Washington, DC. Listen to …

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Jan. 22, 2024

Noir Design Parti w/ Saundra Little & Karen Burton

This episode features a conversation with Saundra Little and Karen Burton of Noir Design Parti. This was a fun conversation and reminded me that we all have agency and often times have to follow our own curiosity to get the …

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Jan. 15, 2024

Villa Lewaro in Irvington, NY

A tangible remnant is a historic building that left a mark on the built environment and tells the story of people who came before us. This episode explores the tangible remnant that is Villa Lewaro in Irvington, NY. Listen to...

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Jan. 8, 2024

More in 2024

This is a solo episode and features a recap of 2023, including Nakita's top 6 favorite things from the year. It also talks about some of the exciting things evolving with the podcast in 2024. Links: Tangible Remnants on Insta...

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Oct. 20, 2023

Unmasking Learning Differences w/ Morgan C.B. Miles

** Please note that Morgan's headshot was created with AI.** In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week this episode features a special conversation with my friend Morgan C.B. Miles. In th...

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Oct. 7, 2023

Exploring the ACHP w/ Susan Glimcher

This week's episode features a fun episode with Susan Glimcher of the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation (ACHP) . We cover a number of programs that the ACHP administers and a few that I've had to pleasure of being in...

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Aug. 23, 2023

Design the Future w/ Lindsay Baker & Kira Gould

This week's episode features a fun conversation with Lindsay Baker and Kira Gould. These two women are amazing advocates for sustainability in AEC industry and have an inspiring podcast called Design the Future. They had me ...

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Aug. 8, 2023

California Black History w/ John William Templeton

This week's episode features a fun conversation with John William Templeton from the Expo floor at the 2023 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention. John shares his gift of using research to tell fuller stories of h...

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July 13, 2023

Guerilla Preservation w/ Dr. Kwesi Daniels

This week's episode features a fun conversation with Dr. Kwesi Daniels. We talk about his journey into the profession, various tools of the trade, and having a 'Guerilla bag'. Building Highlight: Tuskegee University Sage Hall...

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June 22, 2023

Reglazing Modernism w/ Angel Ayon

This week's episode features a conversation between me and Angel Ayon of Ayon Studio. We cover his journey into the profession, the development of the Reglazing Modernism book, and the creation of Ayon Studio. This was a fun ...

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June 5, 2023

Impact & Legacy w/ Melanie Ray

This week's episode features a conversation with Baltimore architect, Melanie Ray, of Hord Coplan Macht. We cover her journey into the profession, the impact NOMA has had on her career and various tips for students pursuing a...

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