Colten Zacharias is an urban designer, consultant and creative director
who works to enhance innovative brands across sectors and industries. He is currently focused on optimizing sustainable design processes necessary to improve senses of place and lessen negative ramifications of shifts in climate.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
From music, to art, to marketing, technology is transforming the way we work and create. The intersection of technology and art play a crucial role in creating new possibilities for diverse communities. On this panel, creative professionals from multiple industries will be discussing how they use technology in their work, and how they envision creative technology contributing to a more inclusive and abundant future.
Immediately following the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to experience immersive media first hand, with the VR social justice exhibit “One City, Two Realities,” put on by Rem5 VR Lab.
During the event, Smart North will be announcing the launch of a design contest entitled “Hack Your City.” We are calling upon MN based artists, designers, developers, and creatives to craft submissions that envision an abundant future for the Twin Cities, or one of its diverse communities. Further details on the contest will be revealed during the announcement.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Join local design leaders, researchers and directors for a panel discussion on the future of place and partnership in Minnesota and around the world.