Upisode 39: Featuring three of the best conversations this season, this week’s episode focuses on the best of the unpublished UpZones interviews: Ian and journalist Casey Jaywork discuss “truth” in journalism in the postmodern moment; architect and MOAR co-founder Matt Hutchins updates Ian on the state of cottages, mother-in-law cottages, and other infill properties in Seattle; and public intellectual slash humorist extraordinaire Doug Abbott has a bold idea over soup.

About Casey Jaywork

Local journalist and caseworker Casey Jaywork has written for Seattle Met magazine and PubliCola, the Capitol Hill TimesCapitol Hill SeattlePolicy MicReal Change News and Salon. From 2013-2015 he tutotred writing and humanities at Seattle Central Community College and during that time, served as Editor in Chief of the college’s student magazine, the Central Circuit. From 2015-17 he covered Seattle city hall for Seattle Weekly. There, he won a Best New Journalist award from the regional SPJ.  His work ranges from expose pieces about homelessness in Seattle to running with the bulls.

About Matt Hutchins

As one of the founders of CAST architecture, Matt has spent more than twenty years working to increase the vitality of the city and the environment. Through the thoughtful design of housing, vibrant urban spaces, advocacy for more open space and better density, and inclusive community design, Matt brings idealism and experience to each project. He advocates for abundant urban housing, affordability, sustainable building and open spaces. He serves on AIA Seattle’s Housing Task Force, the Housing Design Forum, and will join the SW Design Review Board in Spring 2018. He is a recognized expert in community design and accessory dwelling units. He is a former board member of Groundswell NW and is working to bring more mass transit and new public parks to his own neighborhood, West Seattle.