In 1944, at the tail-end of the Second World War, the retreating German army blew up Warsaw’s Royal Castle. The Castle was a centuries old symbol of Poland’s political independence, culture, and history. The army destroyed the building to inflict a psychic wound on an exhausted nation.
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” —Albert Einstein
2017 has rattled our collective understanding of ‘normal’. Reality, facts, science, truth suddenly have been called into question, with startling effects on public discourse. We aim to move into 2018...
Community Innovators Lab
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139