Kurt Kohlstedt is a writer, editor, and producer at 99% Invisible as well as co-author of The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design, a critically acclaimed, New York Times best-selling book about the built world. In addition to various interviews and conversations about the book, Kurt has gone on tour with 99pi, given talks, and participated in panels on various subjects from how Kindergartens shaped Modern design to creative reuse strategies for old architecture.

Back in 2007, Kurt founded WebUrbanist, the first in a series of online urban architecture, art and design and publications that would go on to reach hundreds of millions of readers. Previously, he studied philosophy (BA) at Carleton College before completing a graduate degree in architecture (M. Arch) at the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. Over the years, Kurt has worked on residential, industrial, theatrical, furniture, graphic and web design projects and has been known to tweet about cities, design and synanthropes. 📧 Kurt àt urbanist dót us