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City Speculations

CS for UM site

September 17 – October 23, 2013


In-person Event

Work: Detroit


Open to the public
Free of charge

September 17 — October 282013
Work: Detroit

The transformative potential of Utopia depends on locating it in the future, on thinking through the process of transformation from the present, and identifying the potential agents of transformation.”
- Ruth Levitas in Tom Moylan, Dark Horizons: Science Fiction and the Dystopian Imagination.

To coincide with the Detroit Design Festival (Sept 19 – 23), City Speculations showcases international and regional projects and visionary projections with the physical city of Detroit and its surrounds as a lens to look at the shape of physical cities through emergent creative design in public spaces, emergent economies, transportation and mobility.

Participants & projects include: Matt Bua & Maximillian Goldfarb, The Museum of Vestigial Desire, Mary Lum, McClain Clutter, Perry Kulper, Michael Rieper, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Office of Architectural Inventions

Work: Detroit
Work: Detroit closed in July, 2014.