Kurt Kohlstedt is a writer, editor and digital director at 99% Invisible, a radio show and website about design. With over 350,000,000 downloads to date, 99pi is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Kurt has gone on tour with the show, given talks and participated in panels on various subjects from how the invention of Kindergarten shaped Modern art and design to the suspicious tree-covered skyscraper trend.

In 2007, Kurt founded WebUrbanist, an urban architecture, art and design publication — the first in a series of four design-centered websites that have been visited more than a quarter billion times over the past decade or so, supported by a talented array of designers, developers and authors.

Previously, Kurt studied philosophy at Carleton College before pursuing a graduate degree in architecture at the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. Kurt has also worked on residential, industrial, graphic, furniture, theatrical and web design projects and has been known to tweet about cities, design and synanthropes. 📧 Kurt àt urbanist dót us