DISRUPTING DESIGN celebrates brilliant innovations in Canadian industrial, urban and graphic design, and the ingenious renegades behind them. Hosted by Matt Galloway (CBC Radio One's Metro Morning), the series explores innovations, including the Revelo Flex Bike, the "Under Gardiner" urban revitalization project, Queen's University's revolutionary Human Media Lab and more.
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