October 8, 2010
Open to the public
Free of charge
Curated by Charlie Michaels
September 10, 2010 — October 8, 2010
Opening reception, September 10, 6 – 9
Considering the City seeks work by artists, designers, architects, urban planners, and social practitioners that examine new ways of using and interpreting urban spaces for the people that live in them. This may mean re-purposing existing land and public places, tapping ignored and underused resources, or simply understanding the importance of individuals to the larger whole. In an ever-changing global culture, cities are organisms that are constantly shifting and transforming. Around the world, increasing populations lead to urban sprawl and require creative ways of sharing space and resources. Here in Michigan, a literal shrinking of Detroit may be on the horizon. We invite submissions that point to problems, propose solutions from the practical to the fantastic, and add to the conversation about what the future of Detroit and cities around the world might look like.
Decades after enjoying its pinnacle as the “Motor City,” Detroit’s once-great legacy is now fading fast in the minds of many University students. Yet a new exhibit, “Considering the City” – hosted by the School of Art & Design’s Work • Detroit gallery – contemplates the future of Detroit as the city goes through immense transformations as an urban landscape.
Michigan Daily: A new look at Detroit’s future with ‘Considering the City’