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05/16/2017
Crossroads Conversations: Infrastructure
Public Discourse

Crossroads Conversationsa Van Alen public program series presented with Times Square Alliance, invites passersby to participate in 10-minute conversations facilitated by journalists at the base of the Red Steps, encouraging strangers from across the nation and around the globe to reveal multifaceted personal beliefs, provoke robust debate, and find common ground with people who may share differing perspectives.

Join us on May 16 for discussions that focus on infrastructure, as part of our spring festival, Arteries: NYC in Circulation. Participants can sign up on-site to join a brief moderated conversation with a stranger about their thoughts on the topic, or sit on the Red Steps and listen in on the live dialogue. Crossroads Conversations offers a chance to engage others thoughtfully in an iconic public space.

Event presented with Times Square Alliance and Cooper Union

This event is part of Arteries: NYC in Circulation, Van Alen’s spring program festival from May 12-18 exploring: What defines a city’s lifeblood? We’ll journey to the heart of the metropolis as we explore the myriad main streets and water mains, multicultural conduits and transportation corridors—both designed and off-the-cuff—that shape the urban experience and route our everyday lives. Across seven days of debates, explorations, and performances, we’ll discover a new understanding of our city as we traverse its arteries.