The A-Maze-Ing History Of Mazes And Labyrinths
The history of mazes and labyrinths spans thousands of years. From Bronze Age stone carvings, to Medieval gardens, to modern-day laboratories, these elaborate designs continue to be used for a variety of reasons and in some surprising places.
This hour we discuss the history, purpose and design of mazes and labyrinths, while trying not to get lost along the way. We'll also discuss the current revival of these structures and examine how they're being used in schools, hospitals and even prisons.
- Jeff Saward - Co-founder of Labyrinthos, a resource for the study of mazes and labyrinths and author of Magical Paths: Labyrinths & Mazes in the 21st Century
- Douglas Quenqua - New York based writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic and more
- Adrian Fisher - Director of Adrian Fisher Design and internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading maze designers
- Shuhan He - Physician at Harvard Emergency Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals; founder of Maze Engineers
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.