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802 | The Future of Mobility
802 | The Future of Mobility
Sat, Nov 12 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium
230 S Columbus Ave | Chicago, IL | 60603
  • Members: $10
  • Public: $12
  • Students and Teachers: $5

Yearning for a slower pace of life doesn’t mean being stuck in rush hour traffic. We're at a moment when rethinking getting around town ranges from driverless cars to more room for bikes to reworking that old standby: the freeway. Travis Lee is a managing director at the design firm IDEO, which is brainstorming with Ford about the opportunities of a multimodal transportation future. Laura Forlano, designer at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is investigating the possibility of a "driverless city." Join them for a wide-ranging discussion of our shifting cultural values and the logistical demands of mobility.

This program is presented in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago in association with the exhibition Moholy-Nagy: Future Present.


Travis Lee is an award-winning Senior Mechanical Engineer and Managing Director at the design firm IDEO Chicago.

Laura Forlano is a designer and an assistant professor at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Forlano’s research is on the role of information technology in supporting open innovation networks in urban environments with a specific emphasis on the use of mobile, wireless and ubiquitous computing technologies to support collaboration.

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