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Disruption? | Spring 2016 Festival


Jun. 10 2016, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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In an age of rapid technological change, the meaning of disruption has shifted from maddening to ground-breaking. This embrace of innovation has jolted the way we get from A to B, consume food and goods, and make a living.

The Van Alen Institute will question and look beyond the current concept of disruption, and use this buzzword as a lens for better understanding cities. How does this era’s optimism and angst about technology take form in built environments, local communities, and municipal policies? How can designers and everyday citizens challenge the status quo? What “disruptions” are simply evidence of a constantly shape-shifting city?

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