March 14, 2011
Assistant Professor John Marshall will present at the 2011 Rustbelt to Artists Belt Conference, to be held April 6-7, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit and its “rust belt” peers have the people, resources and ideas to emerge as global centers for the design, artistic and creative power necessary to invigorate communities suffering from a down-turned era of manufacturing. The Rust Belt to Artist Belt Conference explores the ways these cities are being shaped and reinvented by the diverse skill sets of artists, designers and other creative entrepreneurs. The Rust Belt to Artists Belt conference will create the foundation for a sustained dialogue connecting these creative practitioners to creative sector business owners, advanced manufacturers and prototypers. The conference will demonstrate a re-imagined future, attainable when each of these groups are connected into a creative supply chain of innovative thinkers and achievers, who — when utilizing the Midwest’s unique mix of assets — can spark economic growth, efficiency and improved aesthetics.
RUST BELT TO ARTIST BELT III : Cultivating talent and innovation to transform post-industrial cities
Taubman Center for Design Education, Detroit, Michigan - April 6-7, 2011