nextSTL, Van Alen Institute Present Life at the Speed of Rail Event June 28

Will high-speed rail spur economic development in the Midwest? What role does design play in improving transportation and planning in St. Louis?

Join nextSTL and the Van Alen Institute at the Contemporary Art Museum Tuesday, June 28 for discussion of the Life at the Speed of Rail (LASR) winning submissions and a conversation about St. Louis and the region's high-speed rail future. This important dialogue about design and transportation in America will focus on the St. Louis to Chicago HSR corridor, how the region can plan now for a new transportation future and what it might mean for St. Louis.

In addition to the LASR winning entries, the event will feature a panel discussion moderated by Van Alen LASR fellow Diana Lind and featuring:

Carol Coletta, ArtPlace and former President and CEO, CEOs for Cities
Petra Todorovich, America 2050
Mark Vogl, HOK
Tom Shrout, Avvantt Partners and former Executive Director at Citizens for Modern Transit

June 28, 7-8:30pm, FREE
Contemporary Art Museum
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Please rsvp to [email protected]

nextSTL, Van Alen Institute Life at the Speed of Rail event

More about Van Alen Institute fellows Diana Lind and Andrew Colopy:

Diana Lind is the editor at large for Next American City magazine and a consultant to the Geneva-based New Cities Foundation. The author of Brooklyn Modern: Architecture, Interiors & Design (Rizzoli, 2008), she is currently working on a new book about the difficulty of implementing transformative policy in American cities. Diana studied at Cornell University (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.F.A.), and has lectured or taught at Columbia University, Drexel University, Rutgers University-Camden and the University of Windsor. Her writing has recently appeared in The New York Times, Architectural Record, PAPER, and Urban Omnibus, among other venues.

Andrew Colopy is an associate editor of Praxis: Journal of Writing + Building and a faculty member at Parsons The New School for Design. At Diller Scofidio + Renfro, he played a leading design role in the redevelopment of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the forthcoming Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro. He collaborated on Flatform with Marble Fairbanks Architects for Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling at The Museum of Modern Art, and his work has been published and exhibited internationally. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP where he was awarded a William Kinne Fellowship and the American Institute of Architects Certificate.