Ten Years of Activist Architecture and Design @ Detroit Center for Design + Technology, Detroit [25 August]

Ten Years of Activist Architecture and Design

17:00 - 20:00

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Detroit Center for Design + Technology
4219 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Launched in 2007 by Lawrence Technological University Associate Professor Edward Orlowski, the Activist Architecture and Design Studio celebrates 10 years of student leadership and community engagement with an exhibition at the DCDT. In a pedagogical shift from ‘designer as problem solver’ to ‘designer as problem seeker’, students critically assess their environment, and reveal the factors that perpetuate problems in the public realm. They then work collaboratively with community partners to identify and develop appropriate design responses. As a result, they become aware of the role architects can play in the advancement of the public good.

The exhibition will be highlighted by a panel discussion on Friday, August 25 in conjunction with Community Design Day, a national event sponsored by the Association for Community Design. Panelists will include program alumni The Honorable Shane Hernandez, Michigan House of Representatives; Roan Isaku, SSOE Group; Megan Martin-Campbell, inFORM studio, and Professor Edward Orlowski. Speakers will discuss their experiences in the course, and the role it played in the desire to effect change in their personal and professional paths.

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