Photos, renderings, plans, sections, elevations, 3D visualizations, immersive realities: these are the main storytelling and communication tools for architecture and design. In the era of digital journalism and social media, words become almost marginal to the need to visualize content – often at risk of falling into superficiality.
At the same time, in recent years, the podcast has become an increasingly widespread and popular format. Audio storytelling is increasingly a key player in the digital infotainment market globally, with figures showing clear growing interest from audiences. According to data from Spotify, Italy is among the countries with the highest growth in podcast offerings. The platform has seen its Italian-language catalog increase by 89% over the past year.
Can podcasts meet the storytelling needs of a universe based mainly on the circulation of images? The answer, of course, is yes, because there are always stories to tell, hidden facts to reveal, and processes to bring to light around every artifact. Podcasts also avoid copying and pasting press releases, and we journalists avoid endless hours of scrolling through interviews.
We have selected 10 podcasts related to architecture and design.