The When in… series takes you to some of the world’s most fascinating cultural hubs through the lens of local creatives and thinkers. Each edition highlights experimental sounds, powerful photography, and immersive literature.
We begin the series in…Washington D.C. where a pulsating mix from local G-House DJ, Julius Jetson, accompanied by a letter from the DJ himself, takes listeners through a history of the local music scene. Following this, a curated selection of images from local photographers presents some of the District of Columbia’s iconic landmarks and hidden spots.
Listen: Julius Jetson
See: Scenes from the City
Established in 1790 as the United States capital, and named after arguably the most famous American to ever live, Washington, D.C. – also styled D.C., or The District – is a city that remains an enigma for many. DC was designed by French architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant who took inspiration from some of the great cities of Europe for his plan of the city. Situated along the Potomac River, the District exudes a coolly understated presence, which radiates throughout the city’s architecture as if it were guarding a deep secret.
The heart of the US federal government, D.C. is home to countless international organizations and provides the space where politics inevitably takes center stage. Despite this overwhelming presence, a defiant creative streak continues to run through the pulse of the city, which is a national center for the arts. From the winding streets of Georgetown to the jazz cafe’s of Shaw, inspiration is abound wherever you choose to look.