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SXSW 2018

PRIME-TOPIA: Rescripting Systems For Better Cities

When technologies like the automobile entered the fabric of cities - what began small got big- fast. Structures like parking garages, data centers and warehouses might be tools that prove useful in understanding future cities. Might technologies like drone delivery and VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) process new demands on public space of the air and ground. Can technology become less subject to isolated desires and lead an urban future?

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  1. What relationships of storage and delivery systems become apparent when we consider the future form of cities?
  2. If private interests like Space-x can accelerate change, then how can the next transit and delivery evolution support urban and rural innovation?
  3. How can built structures and landscapes offer feedback that can be instrumental to shape or exhibit behaviors?


  • Amna Ansari, Associate, SWA Group
  • Marcus Martinez, Senior Associate Designer, Page


Amna Ansari, Associate, SWA Group

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Design
  • Level: Intermediate
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