April 24, 2024

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KC Design Week: Alexandra Lange

5:30 PM
Center for Architecture & Design | 1801 McGee St, Ste, 101 Kansas City, MO 64108 Map

Since their invention in the 1950s, malls have loomed large as temples of commerce, the agora of the suburbs. Yet today, amid the aftershocks of financial crises and a global pandemic, as well as the rise of online retail, the dystopian husk of an abandoned shopping center has become one of the era’s defining images. Alexandra Lange reveals how the design of malls played an integral role in their cultural ascent, and how essential they have been to creating space for community in the suburbs.

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