above photo > photorealistic rendering based off of concepts in the nacto blueprint for autonomous urbanism. copyright © 2017 bloomberg philanthropies.
cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum presents “the road ahead: reimagining mobility” exhibition. featuring 40 projects that explore salient topics around the future of mobility and the urban environment, the exhibition will be punctuated with six provocations and a selection of design responses that reimagine livable streets and the way people, goods and services will move in a new age of connected and transformational mobility.
organized by cara mccarty, the museum’s director of curatorial; cynthia e. smith, curator of socially responsible design; and julie pastor, curatorial assistant, “the road ahead” addresses the fundamental question: how do people want to live?
“‘the road ahead’ points to several possible futures for our cities and asks audiences to consider how design will improve and expand options for urban transport,” said cooper hewitt director caroline baumann. “inviting our visitors to consider and creatively think about the possible outcomes provided by the revolutionary new technologies on the horizon—from grocery-delivering robots to autonomous shuttle services—the exhibition encourages public engagement in the civic dialogue needed to ensure that new designs for mobility are sustainable, equitable and life-improving for all.”